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Solutions for Chapter 3: Ecosystems: What Are They and How Do They Work?

Full solutions for Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions | 17th Edition

ISBN: 9780538735346

Solutions for Chapter 3: Ecosystems: What Are They and How Do They Work?

Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780538735346. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Since 10 problems in chapter 3: Ecosystems: What Are They and How Do They Work? have been answered, more than 7983 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Chapter 3: Ecosystems: What Are They and How Do They Work? includes 10 full step-by-step solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions, edition: 17.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Backswamp

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

  • Beach drift

    The transport of sediment in a zigzag pattern along a beach caused by the uprush of water from obliquely breaking waves.

  • Continuous spectrum

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

  • Decompression melting

    Melting that occurs as rock ascends due to a drop in confining pressure.

  • Deformation

    General term for the processes of folding, faulting, shearing, compression, or extension of rocks as the result of various natural forces.

  • Desert pavement

    A layer of coarse pebbles and gravel created when wind removed the finer material.

  • Dome

    A roughly circular upfolded structure similar to an anticline.

  • Fossil magnetism

    See Paleomagnetism.

  • Front

    The boundary between two adjoining air masses having contrasting characteristics.

  • Hertzsprung-Russell diagram

    See H-R diagram.

  • Horizon

    A layer in a soil profile.

  • Light-year

    The distance light travels in a year; about 6 trillion miles.

  • Oceanic plateau

    An extensive region on the ocean floor composed of thick accumulations of pillow basalts and other mafic rocks that in some cases exceed 30 kilometers in thickness.

  • Santa Ana

    The local name given a chinook wind in southern California.

  • Stress

    The force per unit area acting on any surface within a solid.

  • Supercontinent

    A large landmass that contains all, or nearly all, of the existing continents.

  • Terminal moraine

    The end moraine marking the farthest advance of a glacier.

  • Transported soil

    Soils that form on unconsolidated deposits.

  • Uniformitarianism

    The concept that the processes that have shaped Earth in the geologic past are essentially the same as those operating today

  • Unstable air

    Air that does not resist vertical displacement. If it is lifted, its temperature will not cool as rapidly as the surrounding environment, so it will continue to rise on its own.