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Solutions for Chapter 4: Exploring Our Evolving Solar System

Full solutions for Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual View of the Universe | 1st Edition

ISBN: 9781429210638

Solutions for Chapter 4: Exploring Our Evolving Solar System

Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual View of the Universe was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781429210638. Since 17 problems in chapter 4: Exploring Our Evolving Solar System have been answered, more than 1292 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Chapter 4: Exploring Our Evolving Solar System includes 17 full step-by-step solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual View of the Universe, edition: 1. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Catastrophism

    The concept that Earth was shaped by catastrophic events of a short-term nature.

  • Color

    A phenomenon of light by which otherwise identical objects may be differentiated.

  • Cone of depression

    A cone-shaped depression in the water table immediately surrounding a well.

  • Exotic stream

    A permanent stream that traverses a desert and has its source in well-watered areas outside the desert.

  • Front

    The boundary between two adjoining air masses having contrasting characteristics.

  • Geosphere

    The solid Earth, the largest of Earth’s four major spheres.

  • Lateral moraine

    A ridge of till along the sides of an alpine glacier composed primarily of debris that fell to the glacier from the valley walls.

  • Lava tube

    Tunnel in hardened lava that acts as a horizontal conduit for lava flowing from a volcanic vent. Lava tubes allow fluid lavas to advance great distances.

  • Liquefaction

    A phenomenon, sometimes associated with earthquakes, in which soils and other unconsolidated materials containing abundant water are turned into a fluid-like mass that is not capable of supporting buildings.

  • Marine west coast climate

    A climate found on windward coasts from latitudes 40–65 degrees and dominated by maritime air masses. Winters are mild and summers are cool

  • Neap tide

    Lowest tidal range, occurring near the times of the first- and third-quarter phases of the Moon.

  • Original horizontality

    Layers of sediments are generally deposited in a horizontal or nearly horizontal position.

  • Paleontology

    The systematic study of fossils and the history of life on Earth.

  • pH scale

    A common measure of the degree of acidity or alkalinity of a solution, it is a logarithmic scale ranging from 0 to 14. A value of 7 denotes a neutral solution, values below 7 indicate greater acidity, and numbers above 7 indicate greater alkalinity.

  • Secondary pollutants

    Pollutants that are produced in the atmosphere by chemical reactions that occur among primary pollutants.

  • Solar nebula

    The cloud of interstellar gas and/or dust from which the bodies of our solar system formed.

  • Sublimation

    The conversion of a solid directly to a gas without passing through the liquid state.

  • Trellis pattern

    A system of streams in which nearly parallel tributaries occupy valleys cut in folded strata.

  • Umbra

    The central, completely dark part of a shadow produced during an eclipse.

  • Volcano

    A mountain formed of lava and/or pyroclastics.

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