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Solutions for Chapter 8: Aquatic Biodiversity

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

ISBN: 9781337094153

Solutions for Chapter 8: Aquatic Biodiversity

This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Living in the Environment, Loose-Leaf Version, edition: 19. Since 10 problems in chapter 8: Aquatic Biodiversity have been answered, more than 1946 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Chapter 8: Aquatic Biodiversity includes 10 full step-by-step solutions. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their 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
  • Artesian well

    A well in which the water rises above the level where it was initially encountered.

  • Backswamp

    A poorly drained area on a floodplain that results when natural levees are present.

  • Climate-feedback mechanism

    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.

  • Elliptical galaxy

    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.

  • Eye wall

    The doughnut-shaped area of intense cumulonimbus development and very strong winds that surrounds the eye of a hurricane.

  • Ice sheet

    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.

  • Interstellar matter

    Dust and gases found between stars.

  • Lithification

    The process, generally cementation and/or compaction, of converting sediments to solid rock.

  • Low cloud

    A cloud that forms below a height of 2,000 meters.

  • Nuclear fusion

    The source of the Sun’s energy.

  • Obliquity

    The angle between the planes of Earth’s equator and orbit.

  • Parcel

    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.

  • Radiation

    The transfer of energy (heat) through space by electromagnetic waves.

  • Radioactivity

    The spontaneous emission of certain unstable atomic nuclei.

  • Tarn

    A small lake in a cirque.

  • Thermocline

    A layer of water in which there is a rapid change in temperature in the vertical dimension.

  • Thunderstorm

    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.

  • Tornado

    A small, very intense cyclonic storm with exceedingly high winds, most often produced along cold fronts in conjunction with severe thunderstorms.

  • White dwarf

    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.

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