- 7.1: Describe the African savanna (Core Case Study) andexplain why it se...
- 7.2: What is the key concept for this section? Defineweather. Define fro...
- 7.3: What is the key concept for this section? Define climateand disting...
- 7.4: How does the rotation of the earth on its axis affectclimates? What...
- 7.5: Define and give four examples of a greenhouse gas.What is the green...
- 7.6: What is the key concept for this section? Explainhow different comb...
- 7.7: Explain how the three major types of deserts differ intheir climate...
- 7.8: Explain how the three major types of grasslands differin their clim...
- 7.9: Explain how the three major types of forests differ intheir climate...
- 7.10: What are this chapters three big ideas? Summarize theconnections be...
Solutions for Chapter 7: Climate and Biodiversity
Full solutions for Living in the Environment, Loose-Leaf Version | 19th Edition
A narrow knifelike ridge separating two adjacent glaciated valleys.
Barred spiral galaxy
A galaxy having straight arms extending from its nucleus.
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.
Undetected matter that is thought to exist in great quantities in the universe.
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.
The removal of salts and other chemicals from seawater.
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.
A valley formed by the downward displacement of a fault-bounded block.
The 2,900-kilometer- (1,800-mile-) thick layer of Earth located below the crust.
The material upon which a soil develops.
The portion of a shadow from which only part of the light source is blocked by an opaque body.
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.
A shell of incandescent gas expanding from a star.
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.
A mechanical weathering process characterized by the splitting-off of slablike sheets of rock.
Frozen or semifrozen rain formed when raindrops freeze as they pass through a layer of cold air.
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.