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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
  • Astronomical theory

    A theory of climatic change first developed by Yugoslavian astronomer Milutin Milankovitch. It is based on changes in the shape of Earth’s orbit, variations in the obliquity of Earth’s axis, and the wobbling of Earth’s axis.

  • Bright nebula

    A cloud of glowing gas excited by ultraviolet radiation from hot stars.

  • Chromosphere

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

  • Column

    A feature found in caves that is formed when a stalactite and stalagmite join.

  • Continental drift

    A theory that originally proposed that the continents are rafted about. It has essentially been replaced by the plate tectonics theory.

  • Continental rift

    A linear zone along which continental lithosphere stretches and pulls apart. Its creation may mark the beginning of a new ocean basin.

  • Dew-point temperature

    The temperature to which air has to be cooled in order to reach saturation.

  • Doppler radar

    In addition to the tasks performed by conventional radar, this new generation of weather radar can detect motion directly and hence greatly improve tornado and severe storm warnings.

  • Dry-summer subtropical climate

    A climate located on the west sides of continents between latitudes 30° and 45°. It is the only humid climate with a strong winter precipitation maximum.

  • Front

    The boundary between two adjoining air masses having contrasting characteristics.

  • Island arc

    See Volcanic island arc.

  • Isotherms

    Lines connecting points of equal temperature.

  • Parabolic dunes

    The shape of these dunes resembles barchans, except their tips point into the wind; they often form along coasts that have strong onshore winds, abundant sand, and vegetation that partly covers the sand.

  • Seismograph

    An instrument that records earthquake waves.

  • Semiarid

    See Steppe.

  • Spring tide

    Highest tidal range that occurs near the times of the new and full moons.

  • Tide

    Periodic change in the elevation of the ocean surface.

  • Vesicular texture

    A term applied to igneous rocks that contain small cavities called vesicles, which are formed when gases escape from lava.

  • Volcanic island arc

    A chain of volcanic islands generally located a few hundred kilometers from a trench where active subduction of one oceanic slab beneath another is occurring.

  • Water table

    The upper level of the saturated zone of groundwater.

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