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Solutions for Chapter 11: Sustaining Aquatic Biodiversity

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

ISBN: 9780538735346

Solutions for Chapter 11: Sustaining Aquatic Biodiversity

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Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Abyssal zone

    A subdivision of the benthic zone characterized by extremely high pressures, low temperatures, low oxygen, few nutrients, and no sunlight.

  • Aurora

    A bright display of ever-changing light caused by solar radiation interacting with the upper atmosphere in the region of the poles.

  • Deep-ocean basin

    The portion of seafloor that lies between the continental margin and the oceanic ridge system. This region comprises almost 30 percent of Earth’s surface.

  • El Niño

    The name given to the periodic warming of the ocean that occurs in the central and eastern Pacific. A major El Niño episode can cause extreme weather in many parts of the world.

  • Emission spectrum

    See Bright-line spectrum

  • Estuary

    A partially enclosed coastal water body that is connected to the ocean. Salinity here is measurably reduced by the freshwater flow of rivers

  • Fiord

    A steep-sided inlet of the sea formed when a glacial trough was partially submerged.

  • Fossil succession

    Fossil organisms that succeed one another in a definite and determinable order, and any time period can be recognized by its fossil content.

  • Heat

    The kinetic energy of random molecular motion.

  • High cloud

    A cloud that normally has its base above 6,000 meters; the base may be lower in winter and at high-latitude locations.

  • Intertidal zone

    The area where land and sea meet and overlap; the zone between high and low tides.

  • Isotope

    Varieties of the same element that have different mass numbers; their nuclei contain the same number of protons but different numbers of neutrons.

  • Meteorite

    Any portion of a meteoroid that survives its traverse through Earth’s atmosphere and strikes Earth’s surface.

  • Negative feedback mechanism

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

  • Nonsilicates

    Mineral groups that lack silicas in their structures and account for less than 10 percent of Earth’s crust.

  • Overrunning

    Warm air gliding up a retreating cold air mass.

  • Plucking (quarrying)

    The process by which pieces of bedrock are lifted out of place by a glacier.

  • Rift zone

    A region of Earth’s crust along which divergence is taking place.

  • Snowline

    Lower limit of perennial snow.

  • Upslope fog

    Fog created when air moves up a slope and cools adiabatically.

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