- 6.1: Compared to Earths Moon, the planet Mercury is a. smaller. b. large...
- 6.2: Compared to Earths Moon, the planet Mercurys surface is a. older. b...
- 6.3: Compared to the Moon, the interior of Mercury is a. more geological...
- 6.4: Rocks found on the Moon are between 3.1 and 4.47 billion years old....
- 6.5: What kind of surface features are found on Mercury? How do they com...
- 6.6: If Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and has such a high ave...
- 6.7: What is flake tectonics? Why does Venus exhibit flake tectonics rat...
- 6.8: How was water most recently discovered on Mars?
- 6.9: How was water most recently discovered on Earths Moon? 1
- 6.10: Why do ice rafts indicate the existence of a subsurface ocean on Eu...
Solutions for Chapter 6: Exploring Terrestrial Surface Processes and Atmospheres
Full solutions for Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual View of the Universe | 1st Edition
A large body of air that is characterized by a sameness of temperature and humidity.
The forms of marine life that live on or in the ocean bottom.
Coriolis force (effect)
The deflective force of Earth’s rotation on all free-moving objects, including the atmosphere and oceans. Deflection is to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere.
A short channel segment created when a river erodes through the narrow neck of land between meanders.
Mass per unit volume of a substance, usually expressed as grams per cubic centimeter
A section of a stream that leaves the main flow.
The combined effect of evaporation and transpiration.
A layer of water in which there is a high rate of change in salinity in the vertical dimension.
A piece of one rock unit contained within another. Inclusions are used in relative dating. The rock mass adjacent to the one containing the inclusion must have been there first in order to provide the fragment.
A line drawn on a map connecting points of equal atmospheric pressure, usually corrected to sea level.
Mercalli intensity scale A 12-point scale developed to evaluate earthquake intensity based on the amount of damage to various structures.
Mohorovicˆi´c; discontinuity (Moho)
The boundary separating the crust from the mantle, discernible by an increase in seismic velocity.
The marine-life zone that extends from the low tideline out to the shelf break.
The shape of these dunes resembles barchans, except their tips point into the wind; they often form along coasts that have strong onshore winds, abundant sand, and vegetation that partly covers the sand.
The procedure of calculating the absolute ages of rocks and minerals that contain radioactive isotopes.
A soil classification system consisting of six hierarchical categories based on observable soil characteristics. The system recognizes 12 soil orders.
The study of spectra.
The force per unit area acting on any surface within a solid.
A crustal block bounded by faults, whose geologic history is distinct from the histories of adjoining crustal blocks.
The boundary between the troposphere and the stratosphere.