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Solutions for Chapter 7: Climate and Biodiversity

Full solutions for Living in the Environment, Loose-Leaf Version | 19th Edition

ISBN: 9781337094153

Solutions for Chapter 7: Climate and Biodiversity

This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Living in the Environment, Loose-Leaf Version, edition: 19. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Since 10 problems in chapter 7: Climate and Biodiversity have been answered, more than 1887 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Chapter 7: Climate and Biodiversity includes 10 full step-by-step solutions. Living in the Environment, Loose-Leaf Version was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781337094153.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Arête

    A narrow knifelike ridge separating two adjacent glaciated valleys.

  • Barred spiral galaxy

    A galaxy having straight arms extending from its nucleus.

  • Cirrus

    One of three basic cloud forms; also one of the three high cloud types. They are thin, delicate ice-crystal clouds often appearing as veil-like patches or thin, wispy fibers.

  • Dark matter

    Undetected matter that is thought to exist in great quantities in the universe.

  • Deep-ocean basin

    The portion of seafloor that lies between the continental margin and the oceanic ridge system. This region comprises almost 30 percent of Earth’s surface.

  • Desalination

    The removal of salts and other chemicals from seawater.

  • Dissolved load

    That portion of a stream’s load carried in solution.

  • Earth system science

    An interdisciplinary study that seeks to examine Earth as a system composed of numerous interacting parts or subsystems.

  • Graben

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

  • Mantle

    The 2,900-kilometer- (1,800-mile-) thick layer of Earth located below the crust.

  • Parent material

    The material upon which a soil develops.

  • Penumbra

    The portion of a shadow from which only part of the light source is blocked by an opaque body.

  • Photic zone

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

  • Plane of the ecliptic

    The imaginary plane that connects Earth’s orbit with the celestial sphere.

  • Planetary nebula

    A shell of incandescent gas expanding from a star.

  • Primary productivity

    The amount of organic matter synthesized by organisms from inorganic substances through photosynthesis or chemosynthesis within a given volume of water or habitat in a unit of time.

  • Sheeting

    A mechanical weathering process characterized by the splitting-off of slablike sheets of rock.

  • Sleet

    Frozen or semifrozen rain formed when raindrops freeze as they pass through a layer of cold air.

  • Subduction

    The process of thrusting oceanic lithosphere into the mantle along a convergent boundary.

  • Sun are striking either the

    Tropic of Cancer or the Tropic of Capricorn. Solstice represents the longest or shortest day (length of daylight) of the year.

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