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Solutions for Chapter 14: Geology and Nonrenewable Mineral Resources

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

ISBN: 9780538735346

Solutions for Chapter 14: Geology and Nonrenewable Mineral Resources

Since 10 problems in chapter 14: Geology and Nonrenewable Mineral Resources have been answered, more than 7930 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. 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. Chapter 14: Geology and Nonrenewable Mineral Resources includes 10 full step-by-step solutions. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Air-mass weather

    The conditions experienced in an area as an air mass passes over it. Because air masses are large and fairly homogenous, airmass weather will be fairly constant and may last for several days.

  • Angular unconformity

    An unconformity in which the strata below dip at an angle different from that of the beds above.

  • Annual mean temperature

    An average of the 12 monthly temperature means.

  • Barrier island

    A low, elongate ridge of sand that parallels the coast.

  • Capacity

    The total amount of sediment a stream is able to transport.

  • Crystal settling

    During the crystallization of magma, the earlier-formed minerals are denser than the liquid portion and settle to the bottom of the magma chamber.

  • Daily mean

    The mean temperature for a day that is determined by averaging the 24 hourly readings or, more commonly, by averaging the maximum and minimum temperatures for a day.

  • Drainage basin

    The land area that contributes water to a stream.

  • Earthflow

    The downslope movement of watersaturated, clay-rich sediment. Most characteristic of humid regions.

  • Energy

    The capacity to do work.

  • Food chain

    A succession of organisms in an ecological community through which food energy is transferred from producers through herbivores and on to one or more carnivores.

  • Freezing

    The change of state from a liquid to a solid.

  • Hanging valley

    A tributary valley that enters a glacial trough at a considerable height above its floor.

  • Highland climate

    Complex pattern of climate conditions associated with mountains. Highland climates are characterized by large differences that occur over short distances.

  • Humus

    Organic matter in soil produced by the decomposition of plants and animals.

  • Oceanic ridge system

    A continuous elevated zone on the floor of all the major ocean basins and varying in width from 500 to 5,000 kilometers (300–3,000 miles). The rifts at the crests of ridges represent divergent plate boundaries.

  • Octet rule

    Atoms combine in order that each may have the electron arrangement of a noble gas; that is, the outer energy level contains eight neutrons.

  • Saturation

    The maximum quantity of water vapor that the air can hold at any given temperature and pressure.

  • Sun are striking either the

    Tropic of Cancer or the Tropic of Capricorn. Solstice represents the longest or shortest day (length of daylight) of the year.

  • Terrestrial planets

    Any of the Earth-like planets, including Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Earth.