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Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual View of the Universe 1st Edition - Solutions by Chapter

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ISBN: 9781429210638

Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual View of the Universe | 1st Edition - Solutions by Chapter

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Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Beach nourishment

    The process by which large quantities of sand are added to the beach system to offset losses caused by wave erosion.

  • Chromosphere

    The first layer of the solar atmosphere found directly above the photosphere.

  • Cosmological red shift

    Changes in the spectra of galaxies that indicate they are moving away from the Milky Way as the result of the expansion of space.

  • Curie point

    The temperature above which a material loses its magnetization.

  • Delta

    An accumulation of sediment formed where a stream enters a lake or ocean.

  • Ecliptic

    The yearly path of the Sun plotted against the background of stars.

  • Floodplain

    The flat, low-lying portion of a stream valley subject to periodic inundation.

  • Humid subtropical climate

    A climate generally located on the eastern side of a continent and characterized by hot, sultry summers and cool winters.

  • Infiltration

    The movement of surface water into rock or soil through cracks and pore spaces.

  • Polar (P) air mass

    A cold air mass that forms in a high-latitude source region. Polar easterlies In the global pattern of prevailing winds, winds that blow from the polar high toward the subpolar low. These winds, however, should not be thought of as persistent winds, such as the trade winds.

  • Prokaryotes

    Refers to the cells or organisms such as bacteria whose genetic material is not enclosed in a nucleus.

  • Seismology

    The study of earthquakes and seismic waves.

  • Semidiurnal tidal pattern

    A tidal pattern exhibiting two high tides and two low tides per tidal day with small inequalities between successive highs and successive lows; a semi-daily tide.

  • Soil taxonomy

    A soil classification system consisting of six hierarchical categories based on observable soil characteristics. The system recognizes 12 soil orders.

  • Stable platform

    That part of the craton that is mantled by relatively undeformed sedimentary rocks and underlain by a basement complex of igneous and metamorphic rocks.

  • Thermosphere

    The region of the atmosphere immediately above the mesosphere and characterized by increasing temperatures due to absorption of very shortwave solar energy by oxygen.

  • Tropical storm

    By international agreement, a tropical cyclone with maximum winds between 61 and 119 kilometers (38 and 74 miles) per hour.

  • Tropical wet and dry

    A climate that is transitional between the wet tropics and the subtropical steppes.

  • Upslope fog

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

  • White dwarf

    A star that has exhausted most or all of its nuclear fuel and has collapsed to a very small size; believed to be near its final stage of evolution.