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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 524 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
  • Andean-type plate margin

    Plate boundaries that generate continental volcanic arcs.

  • Aneroid barometer

    An instrument for measuring air pressure that consists of evacuated metal chambers very sensitive to variations in air pressure.

  • Correlation

    Establishing the equivalence of rocks of similar age in different areas.

  • Crust

    The very thin outermost layer of Earth.

  • Delta

    An accumulation of sediment formed where a stream enters a lake or ocean.

  • Floodplain

    The flat, low-lying portion of a stream valley subject to periodic inundation.

  • Fossil

    The remains or traces of organisms preserved from the geologic past.

  • Graben

    A valley formed by the downward displacement of a fault-bounded block.

  • Granitic composition

    A compositional group of igneous rocks that indicates a rock is composed almost entirely of light-colored silicates.

  • Heat

    The kinetic energy of random molecular motion.

  • Ice shelf

    Forming where glacial ice flows into bays, it is a large, relatively flat mass of floating ice that extends seaward from the coast but remains attached to the land along one or more sides.

  • Middle-latitude cyclone

    Large center of low pressure with an associated cold front and often a warm front. Frequently accompanied by abundant precipitation.

  • Moment magnitude

    A more precise measure of earthquake magnitude than the Richter scale that is derived from the amount of displacement that occurs along a fault zone.

  • Orographic lifting

    Mountains acting as barriers to the flow of air, forcing the air to ascend. The air cools adiabatically, and clouds and precipitation may result.

  • Pangaea

    The proposed supercontinent that 200 million years ago began to break apart and form the present landmasses.

  • Radiocarbon (carbon-14)

    The radioactive isotope of carbon, which is produced continuously in the atmosphere and is used in dating events from the very recent geologic past (the last few tens of thousands of years).

  • Richter scale

    A scale of earthquake magnitude based on the motion of a seismograph.

  • Stratopause

    The boundary between the stratosphere and the mesosphere.

  • Thermal metamorphism

    See Contact metamorphism.

  • Vein deposit

    A mineral filling a fracture or fault in a host rock. Such deposits have a sheetlike, or tabular, form.

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