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Solutions for Chapter 10: Sustaining Terrestrial Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach

Full solutions for Living in the Environment: Concepts, Connections, and Solutions | 16th Edition

ISBN: 9780495556718

Solutions for Chapter 10: Sustaining Terrestrial Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach

Living in the Environment: Concepts, Connections, and Solutions was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780495556718. Chapter 10: Sustaining Terrestrial Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach includes 10 full step-by-step solutions. Since 10 problems in chapter 10: Sustaining Terrestrial Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach have been answered, more than 2058 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Living in the Environment: Concepts, Connections, and Solutions, edition: 16.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Beach

    An accumulation of sediment found along the landward margin of the ocean or a lake.

  • Carbonate group

    Mineral group whose members contain the carbonate ion and one or more kinds of positive ions. Calcite is a common example.

  • Continental (c) air mass

    An air mass that forms over land; it is normally relatively dry.

  • Continental rise

    The gently sloping surface at the base of the continental slope.

  • Erosion

    The incorporation and transportation of material by a mobile agent, such as water, wind, or ice.

  • Flood current

    The tidal current associated with the increase in the height of the tide.

  • Greenhouse effect

    The transmission of shortwave solar radiation by the atmosphere, coupled with the selective absorption of longer-wavelength terrestrial radiation, especially by water vapor and carbon dioxide.

  • Groin

    A short wall built at a right angle to the shore to trap moving sand.

  • Groundwater

    Water in the zone of saturation.

  • Hot spot track

    Chain of volcanic structures produced as a lithospheric plate moves over a mantle plume.

  • Iron meteorite

    One of the three main categories of meteorites. This group is composed largely of iron with varying amounts of nickel (5–20 percent). Most meteorite finds are irons.

  • Marine west coast climate

    A climate found on windward coasts from latitudes 40–65 degrees and dominated by maritime air masses. Winters are mild and summers are cool

  • Mineral

    A naturally occurring, inorganic crystalline material with a unique chemical composition.

  • Outgassing

    The escape of gases that had been dissolved in magma.

  • Outwash plain

    A relatively flat, gently sloping plain consisting of materials deposited by meltwater streams in front of the margin of an ice sheet.

  • Photosphere

    The region of the Sun that radiates energy to space. The visible surface of the Sun.

  • Pluton

    A structure that results from the emplacement and crystallization of magma beneath the surface of Earth.

  • Scattering

    The redirecting (in all directions) of light by small particles and gas molecules in the atmosphere. The result is diffused light.

  • Semiarid

    See Steppe.

  • Welded tuff

    A pyroclastic rock composed of particles that have been fused together by the combination of heat still contained in the deposit after it has come to rest and by the weight of overlying material.

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