Exploring Geology 3rd Edition - Solutions by Chapter
Full solutions for Exploring Geology | 3rd Edition
The grinding and scraping of a rock surface by the friction and impact of rock particles carried by water, wind, or ice.
The weight of water vapor in a given volume of air (usually expressed in GRAMS/M3).
Mountains in which great horizontal forces have shortened and thickened the crust. Most major mountain belts are of this type.
The location on Earth’s surface that lies directly above the focus of an earthquake.
Lifting of air resulting when cool air acts as a barrier over which warmer, lighter air will rise.
A valley formed by the downward displacement of a fault-bounded block.
Law of conservation of angular momentum
The product of the velocity of an object around a center of rotation (axis), and the distance squared of the object from the axis is constant.
Open ocean of any depth. Animals in this zone swim or float freely.
A relatively dense dust cloud in interstellar space that is illuminated by starlight.
Soil developed directly from the weathering of the bedrock below.
A movement common to mass-wasting processes in which the material moving downslope remains fairly coherent and moves along a well-defined surface.
The downward slipping of a mass of rock or unconsolidated material moving as a unit along a curved surface.
Air that resists vertical displacement. If it is lifted, adiabatic cooling will cause its temperature to be lower than the surrounding environment; if it is allowed, it will sink to its original position.
Isolated hill of sand that exhibits a complex form and develops where wind directions are variable.
The color of a mineral in powdered form.
An accumulation of rock debris at the base of a cliff.
A flat, benchlike structure produced by a stream, which was left elevated as the stream cut downward.
By international agreement, a tropical cyclone with maximum winds between 61 and 119 kilometers (38 and 74 miles) per hour.
A mountain formed of lava and/or pyroclastics.
The disintegration and decomposition of rock at or near Earth’s surface.
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