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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

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Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Aftershocks

    Smaller earthquakes that follow the main earthquake.

  • Atomic weight

    The average of the atomic masses of isotopes for a given element.

  • Basaltic composition

    A compositional group of igneous rocks indicating that the rock contains substantial dark silicate minerals and calciumrich plagioclase feldspar.

  • Bed load

    Sediment that is carried by a stream along the bottom of its channel.

  • Bituminous

    The most common form of coal, often called soft, black coal.

  • Continental rise

    The gently sloping surface at the base of the continental slope.

  • Continental volcanic arc

    Mountains formed in part by igneous activity associated with the subduction of oceanic lithosphere beneath a continent.

  • Eyepiece

    A short-focal-length lens used to enlarge the image in a telescope. The lens nearest the eye.

  • Front

    The boundary between two adjoining air masses having contrasting characteristics.

  • Giant (star)

    A luminous star of large radius.

  • Index fossil

    A fossil that is associated with a particular span of geologic time.

  • Loess

    Deposits of windblown silt, lacking visible layers, generally buff-colored, and capable of maintaining a nearly vertical cliff.

  • Meteorology

    The scientific study of the atmosphere and atmospheric phenomena; the study of weather and climate.

  • Mixing depth

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

  • Planetesimal

    A solid celestial body that accumulated during the first stages of planetary formation. Planetesimals aggregated into increasingly larger bodies, ultimately forming the planets.

  • Radiation pressure

    The force exerted by electromagnetic radiation from an object such as the Sun.

  • Spring tide

    Highest tidal range that occurs near the times of the new and full moons.

  • Thunder

    The sound emitted by rapidly expanding gases along the channel of lightning discharge.

  • Tidal delta

    A deltalike feature created when a rapidly moving tidal current emerges from a narrow inlet and slows, depositing its load of sediment.

  • Turbidite

    Turbidity current deposit characterized by graded bedding.

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