- 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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The process by which large quantities of sand are added to the beach system to offset losses caused by wave erosion.
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.
The temperature above which a material loses its magnetization.
An accumulation of sediment formed where a stream enters a lake or ocean.
The yearly path of the Sun plotted against the background of stars.
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.
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.
Refers to the cells or organisms such as bacteria whose genetic material is not enclosed in a nucleus.
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.
A soil classification system consisting of six hierarchical categories based on observable soil characteristics. The system recognizes 12 soil orders.
That part of the craton that is mantled by relatively undeformed sedimentary rocks and underlain by a basement complex of igneous and metamorphic rocks.
The region of the atmosphere immediately above the mesosphere and characterized by increasing temperatures due to absorption of very shortwave solar energy by oxygen.
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.
Fog created when air moves up a slope and cools adiabatically.
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.