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Solutions for Chapter 5: Uncovering Earths Systems

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

ISBN: 9781429210638

Solutions for Chapter 5: Uncovering Earths Systems

Chapter 5: Uncovering Earths Systems includes 13 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. Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual View of the Universe was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781429210638. Since 13 problems in chapter 5: Uncovering Earths Systems have been answered, more than 2959 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Acid precipitation

    Rain or snow with a pH value that is less than the pH of unpolluted precipitation.

  • Astronomical unit (AU)

    Average distance from Earth to the Sun; or

  • Atomic number

    The number of protons in the nucleus of an atom.

  • Beach nourishment

    The process by which large quantities of sand are added to the beach system to offset losses caused by wave erosion.

  • Cluster (star)

    A large group of stars.

  • Comet

    A small body that generally revolves about the Sun in an elongated orbit.

  • Cosmology

    The study of the universe.

  • Dome

    A roughly circular upfolded structure similar to an anticline.

  • Eukaryotes

    An organism whose genetic material is enclosed in a nucleus; plants, animals, and fungi are eukaryotes.

  • Foreshore

    That portion of the shore lying between the normal high and low water marks; the intertidal zone.

  • Geology

    The science that examines Earth, its form and composition, and the changes it has undergone and is undergoing.

  • Hadean eon

    A term found on some versions of the geologic time scale. It refers to the earliest interval (eon) of Earth history, and ended 4 billion years ago.

  • Half-life

    The time required for one-half of the atoms of a radioactive substance to decay.

  • Heat

    The kinetic energy of random molecular motion.

  • Photic zone

    The upper part of the ocean into which any sunlight penetrates.

  • Polar high

    Anticyclones that are assumed to occupy the inner polar regions and are believed to be thermally induced, at least in part.

  • Supercontinent cycle

    The idea that the rifting and dispersal of one supercontinent is followed by a long period during which the fragments gradually reassemble into a new supercontinent.

  • Supersaturation

    The condition of being more highly concentrated than is normally possible under given temperature and pressure conditions. When describing humidity, it refers to a relative humidity that is greater than 100 percent.

  • Valley breeze

    The daily upslope winds commonly encountered in a mountain valley.

  • Volcano

    A mountain formed of lava and/or pyroclastics.