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Solutions for Chapter 8: Aquatic Biodiversity

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

ISBN: 9780538735346

Solutions for Chapter 8: Aquatic Biodiversity

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Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Cryovolcanism

    A type of volcanism that results from the eruption of magmas derived from the partial melting of ice.

  • Delta

    An accumulation of sediment formed where a stream enters a lake or ocean.

  • Floodplain

    The flat, low-lying portion of a stream valley subject to periodic inundation.

  • Front

    The boundary between two adjoining air masses having contrasting characteristics.

  • Hydrogen burning

    The conversion of hydrogen through fusion to form helium.

  • Lunar eclipse

    An eclipse of the Moon.

  • Negative feedback mechanism

    A feedback mechanism that tends to maintain a system as it is—that is, maintain the status quo.

  • Partial melting

    The process by which most igneous rocks melt. Since individual minerals have different melting points, most igneous rocks melt over a temperature range of a few hundred degrees. If the liquid is squeezed out after some melting has occurred, a melt with a higher silica content results.

  • Pressure tendency

    The nature of the change in atmospheric pressure over the past several hours. It can be a useful aid in short range weather prediction.

  • Proton–proton chain

    A chain of thermonuclear reactions by which nuclei of hydrogen are built up into nuclei of helium.

  • Rainshadow desert

    A dry area on the lee side of a mountain range. Many middle-latitude deserts are of this type.

  • Scoria

    Hardened lava that has retained the vesicles produced by escaping gases.

  • Scoria cone

    See Cinder cone.

  • Sedimentary rock

    Rock formed from the weathered products of preexisting rocks that have been transported, deposited, and lithified.

  • Shield

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

  • Stable air

    Air that resists vertical displacement. If it is lifted, adiabatic cooling will cause its temperature to be lower than the surrounding environment; if it is allowed, it will sink to its original position.

  • Supersaturation

    The condition of being more highly concentrated than is normally possible under given temperature and pressure conditions. When describing humidity, it refers to a relative humidity that is greater than 100 percent.

  • Tide

    Periodic change in the elevation of the ocean surface.

  • Tropopause

    The boundary between the troposphere and the stratosphere.

  • Volcanic island arc

    A chain of volcanic islands generally located a few hundred kilometers from a trench where active subduction of one oceanic slab beneath another is occurring.

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