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Solutions for Chapter 56.4: Earth is changing rapidly as a result of human actions
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Andean-type plate margin
Plate boundaries that generate continental volcanic arcs.
An instrument used to determine wind speed.
An orderly arrangement of atoms.
The doughnut-shaped area of intense cumulonimbus development and very strong winds that surrounds the eye of a hurricane.
The absorption of ultraviolet light, which is reemitted as visible light.
The movement of surface water into rock or soil through cracks and pore spaces.
One of the three main categories of meteorites. This group is composed largely of iron with varying amounts of nickel (5–20 percent). Most meteorite finds are irons.
Mudflows on the slopes of volcanoes that result when unstable layers of ash and debris become saturated and flow downslope, usually following stream channels.
Longitudinal (seif dunes)
Long ridges of sand oriented parallel to the prevailing wind; these dunes form where sand supplies are limited.
Any portion of a meteoroid that survives its traverse through Earth’s atmosphere and strikes Earth’s surface.
The relatively flat submerged zone that extends from the breaker line to the edge of the continental shelf.
The process by which most igneous rocks melt. Since individual minerals have different melting points, most igneous rocks melt over a temperature range of a few hundred degrees. If the liquid is squeezed out after some melting has occurred, a melt with a higher silica content results.
A measure of a material’s ability to transmit water.
A lake formed during a period of increased rainfall. During the Pleistocene epoch this occurred in some nonglaciated regions during periods of ice advance elsewhere.
The eon following the Archean and preceding the Phanerozoic. It extends between about 2,500 million (2.5 billion) and 540 million years ago.
The proportion of dissolved salts to pure water, usually expressed in parts per thousand (%).
Pollutants that are produced in the atmosphere by chemical reactions that occur among primary pollutants.
A vertical section through a soil showing its succession of horizons and the underlying parent material.
The end moraine marking the farthest advance of a glacier.
A band along the ecliptic containing the 12 constellations of the zodiac.