- 3.1: Review the Key Questions and Concepts for this chapter on p. 55. Wh...
- 3.2: Distinguish among the atmosphere, troposphere, stratosphere, hydros...
- 3.3: Describe the flow of energy to and from the earth. What is the natu...
- 3.4: Distinguish between the living and nonliving components in ecosyste...
- 3.5: What is a trophic level? Distinguish among producers (autotrophs), ...
- 3.6: Distinguish between photosynthesis and chemosynthesis. Distinguish ...
- 3.7: Distinguish between a food chain and a food web. Explain what happe...
- 3.8: Distinguish between gross primary productivity (GPP) and net primar...
- 3.9: What happens to matter in an ecosystem? What is a biogeochemical cy...
- 3.10: Describe three ways in which scientists study ecosystems. Describe ...
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
A poorly drained area on a floodplain that results when natural levees are present.
The transport of sediment in a zigzag pattern along a beach caused by the uprush of water from obliquely breaking waves.
An uninterrupted band of light emitted by an incandescent solid, liquid, or gas under pressure.
Melting that occurs as rock ascends due to a drop in confining pressure.
General term for the processes of folding, faulting, shearing, compression, or extension of rocks as the result of various natural forces.
A layer of coarse pebbles and gravel created when wind removed the finer material.
A roughly circular upfolded structure similar to an anticline.
The boundary between two adjoining air masses having contrasting characteristics.
See H-R diagram.
A layer in a soil profile.
The distance light travels in a year; about 6 trillion miles.
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.
The local name given a chinook wind in southern California.
The force per unit area acting on any surface within a solid.
A large landmass that contains all, or nearly all, of the existing continents.
The end moraine marking the farthest advance of a glacier.
Soils that form on unconsolidated deposits.
The concept that the processes that have shaped Earth in the geologic past are essentially the same as those operating today
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.