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Solutions for Chapter 18: Air Pollution

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

ISBN: 9780538735346

Solutions for Chapter 18: Air Pollution

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. Since 10 problems in chapter 18: Air Pollution have been answered, more than 2203 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Chapter 18: Air Pollution includes 10 full step-by-step solutions. 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
  • Arctic (A) air mass

    A bitterly cold air mass that forms over the frozen Arctic Ocean.

  • Chromatic aberration

    The property of a lens whereby light of different colors is focused at different places.

  • Distributary

    A section of a stream that leaves the main flow.

  • Drift

    See Glacial drift.

  • Fossil magnetism

    See Paleomagnetism.

  • Glacial drift

    An all-embracing term for sediments of glacial origin, no matter how, where, or in what shape they were deposited.

  • Habit

    Refers to the common or characteristic shape of a crystal, or aggregate of crystals.

  • Magmatic differentiation

    The process of generating more than one rock type from a single magma.

  • Magnetic time scale

    A scale that shows the ages of magnetic reversals and is based on the polarity of lava flows of various ages.

  • Mechanical weathering

    The physical disintegration of rock, resulting in smaller fragments.

  • Scoria

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

  • Snowline

    Lower limit of perennial snow.

  • Steppe

    One of the two types of dry climate. A marginal and more humid variant of the desert that separates it from bordering humid climates.

  • Sublimation

    The conversion of a solid directly to a gas without passing through the liquid state.

  • Sunspot

    A dark spot on the Sun, which is cool by contrast to the surrounding photosphere.

  • Tropopause

    The boundary between the troposphere and the stratosphere.

  • Tundra climate

    Found almost exclusively in the Northern Hemisphere or at high altitudes in many mountainous regions. A treeless climatic realm of sedges, grasses, mosses, and lichens that is dominated by a long, bitterly cold winter.

  • Valley train

    A relatively narrow body of stratified drift deposited on a valley floor by meltwater streams that issue from a valley glacier.

  • Viscosity

    A measure of a fluid’s resistance to flow.

  • Wash

    A common term for a desert stream course that is typically dry except for brief periods immediately following a rain.

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