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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 4556 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Banded iron formations

    A finely layered iron and silica-rich (chert) layer deposited mainly during the Precambrian.

  • Beach drift

    The transport of sediment in a zigzag pattern along a beach caused by the uprush of water from obliquely breaking waves.

  • Black dwarf

    A final state of evolution for a star, in which all of its energy sources are exhausted and it no longer emits radiation.

  • Chemical compound

    A substance formed by the chemical combination of two or more elements in definite proportions and usually having properties different from those of its constituent elements.

  • Coral reef

    Structure formed in a warm, shallow, sunlit ocean environment that consists primarily of the calcite-rich remains of corals as well as the limy secretions of algae and the hard parts of many other small organisms.

  • Crevasse

    A deep crack in the brittle surface of a glacier.

  • Disseminated deposit

    Any economic mineral deposit in which the desired mineral occurs as scattered particles in the rock but in sufficient quantity to make the deposit an ore.

  • End moraine

    A ridge of till marking a former position of the front of a glacier.

  • Epoch

    A unit of the geologic calendar that is a subdivision of a period.

  • Foreshore

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

  • Highland climate

    Complex pattern of climate conditions associated with mountains. Highland climates are characterized by large differences that occur over short distances.

  • Hurricane

    A tropical cyclonic storm having winds in excess of 119 kilometers (74 miles) per hour.

  • Magnitude (stellar)

    A number given to a celestial object to express its relative brightness.

  • Meteor shower

    Many meteors appearing in the sky caused when Earth intercepts a swarm of meteoritic particles.

  • Peridotite

    An igneous rock of ultramafic composition thought to be abundant in the upper mantle.

  • Protostar

    A collapsing cloud of gas and dust destined to become a star.

  • Regolith

    The layer of rock and mineral fragments that nearly everywhere covers Earth’s surface.

  • Snowfield

    An area where snow persists yearround.

  • Stratopause

    The boundary between the stratosphere and the mesosphere.

  • Tectonics

    The study of the large-scale processes that collectively deform Earth’s crust.