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Solutions for Chapter 14: Geology and Mineral Resources

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

ISBN: 9781337094153

Solutions for Chapter 14: Geology and Mineral Resources

Since 10 problems in chapter 14: Geology and Mineral Resources have been answered, more than 1946 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Living in the Environment, Loose-Leaf Version was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781337094153. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Chapter 14: Geology and Mineral Resources includes 10 full step-by-step solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Living in the Environment, Loose-Leaf Version, edition: 19.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Absorption spectrum

    A continuous spectrum with dark lines superimposed.

  • Anthracite

    A hard, metamorphic form of coal that burns clean and hot.

  • Barchanoid dune

    Dunes forming scalloped rows of sand oriented at right angles to the wind. This form is intermediate between isolated barchans and extensive waves of transverse dunes.

  • Biomass

    The total mass of a defined organism or group of organisms in a particular area or ecosystem.

  • Column

    A feature found in caves that is formed when a stalactite and stalagmite join.

  • Continuous spectrum

    An uninterrupted band of light emitted by an incandescent solid, liquid, or gas under pressure.

  • Elastic rebound

    The sudden release of stored strain in rocks that results in movement along a fault.

  • Element

    A substance that cannot be decomposed into simpler substances by ordinary chemical or physical means.

  • Groundwater

    Water in the zone of saturation.

  • Hertzsprung-Russell diagram

    See H-R diagram.

  • Nebular theory

    The basic idea that the Sun and planets formed from the same cloud of gas and dust in interstellar space.

  • Pahoehoe flow

    A lava flow with a smooth-toropey surface.

  • Photic zone

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

  • Proton–proton chain

    A chain of thermonuclear reactions by which nuclei of hydrogen are built up into nuclei of helium.

  • Sea stack

    An isolated mass of rock standing just offshore, produced by wave erosion of a headland.

  • Spring equinox

    The equinox that occurs on March 21–22 in the Northern Hemisphere and on September 21–23 in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Thunder

    The sound emitted by rapidly expanding gases along the channel of lightning discharge.

  • Turbidity current

    A downslope movement of dense, sediment-laden water created when sand and mud on the continental shelf and slope are dislodged and thrown into suspension.

  • Valley breeze

    The daily upslope winds commonly encountered in a mountain valley.

  • Zone of accumulation

    The part of a glacier characterized by snow accumulation and ice formation. Its outer limit is the snowline.

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