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Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions 17th Edition - Solutions by Chapter

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ISBN: 9780538735346

Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions | 17th Edition - Solutions by Chapter

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Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Atomic number

    The number of protons in the nucleus of an atom.

  • Basalt

    A fine-grained igneous rock of mafic composition.

  • Benthic zone

    The marine life zone that includes any seabottom surface regardless of its distance from shore.

  • Chinook

    A wind blowing down the lee-ward side of a mountain and warming by compression.

  • Compressional mountains

    Mountains in which great horizontal forces have shortened and thickened the crust. Most major mountain belts are of this type.

  • Deep-ocean trench

    See Trench.

  • Lahar

    Mudflows on the slopes of volcanoes that result when unstable layers of ash and debris become saturated and flow downslope, usually following stream channels.

  • Lunar highlands

    See Terrae.

  • Nearshore zone

    The zone of beach that extends from the low-tide shoreline seaward to where waves break at low tide.

  • Photochemical reaction

    A chemical reaction in the atmosphere that is triggered by sunlight, often yielding a secondary pollutant.

  • Plate

    See Lithospheric plate.

  • Pluvial lake

    A lake formed during a period of increased rainfall. During the Pleistocene epoch this occurred in some nonglaciated regions during periods of ice advance elsewhere.

  • Revolution

    The motion of one body about another, as Earth about the Sun.

  • Shoreline

    The line that marks the contact between land and sea. It migrates up and down as the tide rises and falls.

  • Soil taxonomy

    A soil classification system consisting of six hierarchical categories based on observable soil characteristics. The system recognizes 12 soil orders.

  • Subarctic climate

    A climate found north of the humid continental climate and south of the polar climate and characterized by bitterly cold winters and short, cool summers. Places within this climatic realm experience the highest annual temperature ranges on Earth.

  • Submarine canyon

    A seaward extension of a valley that was cut on the continental shelf during a time when sea level was lower, or a canyon carved into the outer continental shelf, slope, and rise by turbidity currents.

  • 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.

  • Tropic of Capricorn

    The parallel of latitude, 231?2 degrees south latitude, marking the southern limit of the Sun’s verticalrays.

  • Vapor pressure

    That part of the total atmospheric pressure attributable to water-vapor content.

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