- Chapter 1: Predicting the Motions of the Stars, Sun, and Moon
- Chapter 10: Observing Properties of Distant Stars
- Chapter 11: Inferring Patterns in Star Life Cycles
- Chapter 12: Predicting the Violent End of the Largest Stars
- Chapter 13: Exploring Our Galaxy
- Chapter 14: Investigating Other Galaxies
- Chapter 15: Observing the Evolution of the Universe
- Chapter 2: Decoding the Hidden Messages in Starlight
- Chapter 3: Analyzing Scales and Motions of the Universe
- Chapter 4: Exploring Our Evolving Solar System
- Chapter 5: Uncovering Earths Systems
- Chapter 6: Exploring Terrestrial Surface Processes and Atmospheres
- Chapter 7: Observing the Dynamic Giant Planets
- Chapter 8: Looking for Life Beyond Earth
- Chapter 9: Probing the Dynamic Sun
Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual View of the Universe 1st Edition - Solutions by Chapter
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A large body of air that is characterized by a sameness of temperature and humidity.
Impermeable beds that hinder or prevent groundwater movement.
Sediment that is carried by a stream along the bottom of its channel.
A pattern of cracks that form during cooling of molten rock to generate columns that are generally six-sided.
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.
A roughly circular upfolded structure similar to an anticline.
The southern portion of Pangaea consisting of South America, Africa, Australia, India, and Antarctica.
A term often used synonymously with hypothesis but is less precise because it is sometimes used to describe a theory as well.
Mercalli intensity scale A 12-point scale developed to evaluate earthquake intensity based on the amount of damage to various structures.
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.
A positively charged subatomic particle found in the nucleus of an atom.
A broad, gently sloping volcano built from fluid basaltic lavas.
The ratio of a substance’s weight to the weight of an equal volume of water.
Highest tidal range that occurs near the times of the new and full moons.
The end moraine marking the farthest advance of a glacier.
The region of the atmosphere immediately above the mesosphere and characterized by increasing temperatures due to absorption of very shortwave solar energy by oxygen.
An elongated depression in the seafloor produced by bending of oceanic crust during subduction.
Igneous rocks composed mainly of iron and magnesium-rich minerals.
Gaseous components of magma dissolved in the melt. Volatiles will readily vaporize (form a gas) at surface pressures.