- 8.1: What are coral reefs and why should we care aboutthem? What is cora...
- 8.2: What are the two key concepts for this section?What percentage of t...
- 8.3: What is the key concept for this section? What majorecosystem and e...
- 8.4: What is the intertidal zone? Distinguish betweenrocky and sandy sho...
- 8.5: What is the key concept for this section? What arethe two biggest t...
- 8.6: What is the key concept for this section? Define surfacewater, runo...
- 8.7: Describe the three zones that downward-flowing waterpasses through ...
- 8.8: Give three examples of inland wetlands and explainthe ecological an...
- 8.9: What is the key concept for this section? What arefour major ways i...
- 8.10: What are this chapters three big ideas? How do coralreefs showcase ...
Solutions for Chapter 8: Aquatic Biodiversity
Full solutions for Living in the Environment, Loose-Leaf Version | 19th Edition
A well in which the water rises above the level where it was initially encountered.
A poorly drained area on a floodplain that results when natural levees are present.
Because the atmosphere is a complex interactive physical system, several different possible outcomes may result when one of the system’s elements is altered. These various possibilities are called climate-feedback mechanisms.
A galaxy that is round or elliptical in outline. It contains little gas and dust, no disk or spiral arms, and few hot, bright stars.
The doughnut-shaped area of intense cumulonimbus development and very strong winds that surrounds the eye of a hurricane.
A very large, thick mass of glacial ice flowing outward in all directions from one or more accumulation centers.
Inclination of the axis
The tilt of Earth’s axis from the perpendicular to the plane of Earth’s orbit.
Dust and gases found between stars.
The process, generally cementation and/or compaction, of converting sediments to solid rock.
A cloud that forms below a height of 2,000 meters.
The source of the Sun’s energy.
The angle between the planes of Earth’s equator and orbit.
An imaginary volume of air enclosed in a thin elastic cover. Typically it is considered to be a few hundred cubic meters in volume and is assumed to act independently of the surrounding air.
The transfer of energy (heat) through space by electromagnetic waves.
The spontaneous emission of certain unstable atomic nuclei.
A small lake in a cirque.
A layer of water in which there is a rapid change in temperature in the vertical dimension.
A storm produced by a cumulonimbus cloud and always accompanied by lightning and thunder. It is of relatively short duration and usually accompanied by strong wind gusts, heavy rain, and sometimes hail.
A small, very intense cyclonic storm with exceedingly high winds, most often produced along cold fronts in conjunction with severe thunderstorms.
A star that has exhausted most or all of its nuclear fuel and has collapsed to a very small size; believed to be near its final stage of evolution.