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Solutions for Chapter 19: Climate Change

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

ISBN: 9781337094153

Solutions for Chapter 19: Climate Change

Living in the Environment, Loose-Leaf Version was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781337094153. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Living in the Environment, Loose-Leaf Version, edition: 19. Since 10 problems in chapter 19: Climate Change have been answered, more than 1893 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Chapter 19: Climate Change includes 10 full step-by-step solutions.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Autumnal equinox

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

  • Bright nebula

    A cloud of glowing gas excited by ultraviolet radiation from hot stars.

  • Coral reef

    Structure formed in a warm, shallow, sunlit ocean environment that consists primarily of the calcite-rich remains of corals as well as the limy secretions of algae and the hard parts of many other small organisms.

  • Felsic

    The group of igneous rocks composed primarily of feldspar and quartz.

  • Food chain

    A succession of organisms in an ecological community through which food energy is transferred from producers through herbivores and on to one or more carnivores.

  • Giant (star)

    A luminous star of large radius.

  • Inclination of the axis

    The tilt of Earth’s axis from the perpendicular to the plane of Earth’s orbit.

  • Intrusion

    See Pluton.

  • Low cloud

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

  • Parasitic cone

    A volcanic cone that forms on the flank of a larger volcano.

  • Playa lake

    A temporary lake in a playa.

  • Polar high

    Anticyclones that are assumed to occupy the inner polar regions and are believed to be thermally induced, at least in part.

  • Pressure tendency

    The nature of the change in atmospheric pressure over the past several hours. It can be a useful aid in short range weather prediction.

  • Seismic waves

    A rapidly moving ocean wave generated by earthquake activity capable of inflicting heavy damage in coastal regions.

  • Spiral galaxy

    A flattened, rotating galaxy with pinwheel-like arms of interstellar material and young stars winding out from its nucleus.

  • Spreading center

    See Divergent boundary.

  • Stromatolite

    Structures that are deposited by algae and consist of layered mounds of calcium carbonate.

  • Submergent coast

    A coast with a form that is largely the result of the partial drowning of a former land surface either because of a rise of sea level or subsidence of the crust or both.

  • Ultimate base level

    Sea level; the lowest level to which stream erosion could lower the land.

  • Ultraviolet

    Radiation with a wavelength from 0.2 to 0.4 micrometer.

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