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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

Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual View of the Universe was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781429210638. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual View of the Universe, edition: 1. Since problems from 15 chapters in Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual View of the Universe have been answered, more than 1189 students have viewed full step-by-step answer. The full step-by-step solution to problem in Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual View of the Universe were answered by , our top Science solution expert on 03/14/18, 08:06PM. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters: 15.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Air mass

    A large body of air that is characterized by a sameness of temperature and humidity.

  • Aquitard

    Impermeable beds that hinder or prevent groundwater movement.

  • Bed load

    Sediment that is carried by a stream along the bottom of its channel.

  • Columnar joints

    A pattern of cracks that form during cooling of molten rock to generate columns that are generally six-sided.

  • Continental margin

    That portion of the seafloor adjacent to the continents. It may include the continental shelf, continental slope, and continental rise.

  • Coriolis force (effect)

    The deflective force of Earth’s rotation on all free-moving objects, including the atmosphere and oceans. Deflection is to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Dome

    A roughly circular upfolded structure similar to an anticline.

  • Gondwanaland

    The southern portion of Pangaea consisting of South America, Africa, Australia, India, and Antarctica.

  • Model

    A term often used synonymously with hypothesis but is less precise because it is sometimes used to describe a theory as well.

  • Modified

    Mercalli intensity scale A 12-point scale developed to evaluate earthquake intensity based on the amount of damage to various structures.

  • Polar wandering

    As the result of paleomagnetic studies in the 1950s, researchers proposed that either the magnetic poles migrated greatly through time or the continents had gradually shifted their positions.

  • Proton

    A positively charged subatomic particle found in the nucleus of an atom.

  • Shield volcano

    A broad, gently sloping volcano built from fluid basaltic lavas.

  • Specific gravity

    The ratio of a substance’s weight to the weight of an equal volume of water.

  • Spring tide

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

  • Terminal moraine

    The end moraine marking the farthest advance of a glacier.

  • 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.

  • Trench

    An elongated depression in the seafloor produced by bending of oceanic crust during subduction.

  • Ultramafic composition

    Igneous rocks composed mainly of iron and magnesium-rich minerals.

  • Volatiles

    Gaseous components of magma dissolved in the melt. Volatiles will readily vaporize (form a gas) at surface pressures.

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