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Solutions for Chapter 7: Climate and Biodiversity

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

ISBN: 9780538735346

Solutions for Chapter 7: Climate and Biodiversity

Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780538735346. Chapter 7: Climate and Biodiversity includes 10 full step-by-step solutions. 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: Principles, Connections, and Solutions, edition: 17. Since 10 problems in chapter 7: Climate and Biodiversity have been answered, more than 7958 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Cinder cone

    A rather small volcano built primarily of pyroclastics ejected from a single vent.

  • Column

    A feature found in caves that is formed when a stalactite and stalagmite join.

  • Compressional mountains

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

  • Corona

    The outer, tenuous layer of the solar atmosphere.

  • Eccentricity

    The variation of an ellipse from a circle.

  • End moraine

    A ridge of till marking a former position of the front of a glacier.

  • Eukaryotes

    An organism whose genetic material is enclosed in a nucleus; plants, animals, and fungi are eukaryotes.

  • Flare

    A sudden brightening of an area on the Sun.

  • Ground moraine

    An undulating layer of till deposited as the ice front retreats.

  • 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.

  • Mixing depth

    The height to which convectional movements extend above Earth’s surface. The greater the mixing depth, the better the air quality.

  • Nonfoliated texture

    Metamorphic rocks that do not exhibit foliation.

  • Orographic lifting

    Mountains acting as barriers to the flow of air, forcing the air to ascend. The air cools adiabatically, and clouds and precipitation may result.

  • Reverse polarity

    A magnetic field opposite to that which exists at present.

  • Settling velocity

    The speed at which a particle falls through a still fluid. The size, shape, and specific gravity of particles influence settling velocity.

  • Shield

    A large, relatively flat expanse of ancient metamorphic rock within the stable continental interior.

  • Stalagmite

    The columnlike form that grows upward from the floor of a cavern.

  • System

    Any size group of interacting parts that form a complex whole.

  • Texture

    The size, shape, and distribution of the particles that collectively constitute a rock.

  • Vent

    The surface opening of a conduit or pipe.