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Solutions for Chapter 23: Comparative Planetology Of Jupiter And Saturn

Full solutions for Foundations of Astronomy | 11th Edition

ISBN: 9781439050354

Solutions for Chapter 23: Comparative Planetology Of Jupiter And Saturn

This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Foundations of Astronomy, edition: 11. Chapter 23: Comparative Planetology Of Jupiter And Saturn includes 13 full step-by-step solutions. Foundations of Astronomy was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781439050354. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Since 13 problems in chapter 23: Comparative Planetology Of Jupiter And Saturn have been answered, more than 3145 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Anthracite

    A hard, metamorphic form of coal that burns clean and hot.

  • Celestial sphere

    An imaginary hollow sphere upon which the ancients believed the stars were hung and carried around Earth.

  • Conduit

    A pipelike opening through which magma moves toward Earth’s surface. It terminates at a surface opening called a vent.

  • Contact metamorphism

    Changes in rock caused by the heat from a nearby magma body.

  • Continental (c) air mass

    An air mass that forms over land; it is normally relatively dry.

  • Dry climate

    A climate in which yearly precipitation is not as great as the potential loss of water by evaporation.

  • Extrusive

    Igneous activity that occurs outside the crust.

  • Glacial erratic

    An ice-transported boulder that was not derived from bedrock near its present site.

  • High

    A center of high pressure characterized by anticyclonic winds.

  • Horizon

    A layer in a soil profile.

  • Magnetometer

    A sensitive instrument used to measure the intensity of Earth’s magnetic field at various points.

  • Orographic lifting

    Mountains acting as barriers to the flow of air, forcing the air to ascend. The air cools adiabatically, and clouds and precipitation may result.

  • Sidereal month

    A time period based on the revolution of the Moon around Earth with respect to the stars.

  • Sill

    A tabular igneous body that was intruded parallel to the layering of preexisting rock.

  • Submergent coast

    A coast with a form that is largely the result of the partial drowning of a former land surface either because of a rise of sea level or subsidence of the crust or both.

  • Subpolar low

    Low pressure located at about the latitudes of the Arctic and Antarctic circles. In the Northern Hemisphere the low takes the form of individual oceanic cells; in the Southern Hemisphere there is a deep and continuous trough of low pressure.

  • Surface soil

    The uppermost layer in a soil profile: the A horizon.

  • Trellis pattern

    A system of streams in which nearly parallel tributaries occupy valleys cut in folded strata.

  • Upslope fog

    Fog created when air moves up a slope and cools adiabatically.

  • Wash

    A common term for a desert stream course that is typically dry except for brief periods immediately following a rain.

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