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Solutions for Chapter 13: Water Resources

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

ISBN: 9780538735346

Solutions for Chapter 13: Water Resources

Chapter 13: Water Resources includes 10 full step-by-step solutions. Since 10 problems in chapter 13: Water Resources have been answered, more than 7946 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. 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. Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780538735346.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Absolute magnitude

    The apparent brightness of a star if it were viewed from a distance of 10 parsecs (32.6 light-years). Used to compare the true brightness of stars.

  • Air mass

    A large body of air that is characterized by a sameness of temperature and humidity.

  • Atom

    The smallest particle that exists as an element.

  • Conduit

    A pipelike opening through which magma moves toward Earth’s surface. It terminates at a surface opening called a vent.

  • Cup anemometer

    See Anemometer.

  • Dry-summer subtropical climate

    A climate located on the west sides of continents between latitudes 30° and 45°. It is the only humid climate with a strong winter precipitation maximum.

  • End moraine

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

  • Fossil

    The remains or traces of organisms preserved from the geologic past.

  • Intrusive

    Igneous rock that formed below Earth’s surface.

  • Ion

    An atom or molecule that possesses an electrical charge.

  • Polar (P) air mass

    A cold air mass that forms in a high-latitude source region. Polar easterlies In the global pattern of prevailing winds, winds that blow from the polar high toward the subpolar low. These winds, however, should not be thought of as persistent winds, such as the trade winds.

  • Population II

    Stars poor in atoms heavier than helium. Nearly always relatively old stars found in the halo, globular clusters, or nuclear bulge.

  • 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.

  • Recessional moraine

    An end moraine formed as the ice front stagnated during glacial retreat.

  • Reflection nebula

    A relatively dense dust cloud in interstellar space that is illuminated by starlight.

  • Revolution

    The motion of one body about another, as Earth about the Sun.

  • Sill

    A tabular igneous body that was intruded parallel to the layering of preexisting rock.

  • Spreading center

    See Divergent boundary.

  • Spring equinox

    The equinox that occurs on March 21–22 in the Northern Hemisphere and on September 21–23 in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Visible light

    Radiation with a wavelength from 0.4 to 0.7 micrometer.