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

Full solutions for Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual View of the Universe | 1st Edition

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
  • Absolute magnitude

    The apparent brightness of a star if it were viewed from a distance of 10 parsecs (32.6 light-years). Used to compare the true brightness of stars.

  • Benthos

    The forms of marine life that live on or in the ocean bottom.

  • Carbonate group

    Mineral group whose members contain the carbonate ion and one or more kinds of positive ions. Calcite is a common example.

  • Chromosphere

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

  • Cyclone

    A low-pressure center characterized by a counterclockwise flow of air in the Northern Hemisphere.

  • Dark nebula

    A cloud of interstellar dust that obscures the light of more distant stars and appears as an opaque curtain.

  • Debris flow

    A relatively rapid type of mass wasting that involves a flow of soil and regolith containing a large amount of water. Also called mudflows.

  • Divide

    An imaginary line that separates the drainage of two streams; often found along a ridge.

  • Eukaryotes

    An organism whose genetic material is enclosed in a nucleus; plants, animals, and fungi are eukaryotes.

  • Fault

    A break in a rock mass along which movement has occurred.

  • Fault-block mountain

    A mountain formed by the displacement of rock along a fault.

  • Fiord

    A steep-sided inlet of the sea formed when a glacial trough was partially submerged.

  • Frost wedging

    The mechanical breakup of rock caused by the expansion of freezing water in cracks and crevices.

  • Geostrophic wind

    A wind, usually above a height of 600 meters (2,000 feet), that blows parallel to the isobars.

  • Plane of the ecliptic

    The imaginary plane that connects Earth’s orbit with the celestial sphere.

  • Stable air

    Air that resists vertical displacement. If it is lifted, adiabatic cooling will cause its temperature to be lower than the surrounding environment; if it is allowed, it will sink to its original position.

  • Syncline

    A linear downfold in sedimentary strata; the opposite of anticline.

  • Thunderstorm

    A storm produced by a cumulonimbus cloud and always accompanied by lightning and thunder. It is of relatively short duration and usually accompanied by strong wind gusts, heavy rain, and sometimes hail.

  • Tornado warning

    A warning issued when a tornado has actually been sighted in an area or is indicated by radar.

  • Transpiration

    The release of water vapor to the atmosphere by plants.