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Exploring Geology | 3rd Edition | ISBN: 9780077598570 | Authors: Stephen Reynolds, Julia Johnson, Paul Morin, Chuck Carter

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ISBN: 9780077598570

Exploring Geology | 3rd Edition | ISBN: 9780077598570 | Authors: Stephen Reynolds, Julia Johnson, Paul Morin, Chuck Carter

Exploring Geology | 3rd Edition - Solutions by Chapter

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Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Abrasion

    The grinding and scraping of a rock surface by the friction and impact of rock particles carried by water, wind, or ice.

  • Absolute humidity

    The weight of water vapor in a given volume of air (usually expressed in GRAMS/M3).

  • Compressional mountains

    Mountains in which great horizontal forces have shortened and thickened the crust. Most major mountain belts are of this type.

  • Epicenter

    The location on Earth’s surface that lies directly above the focus of an earthquake.

  • Frontal wedging

    Lifting of air resulting when cool air acts as a barrier over which warmer, lighter air will rise.

  • Graben

    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.

  • Pelagic zone

    Open ocean of any depth. Animals in this zone swim or float freely.

  • Reflection nebula

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

  • Residual soil

    Soil developed directly from the weathering of the bedrock below.

  • Slide

    A movement common to mass-wasting processes in which the material moving downslope remains fairly coherent and moves along a well-defined surface.

  • Slump

    The downward slipping of a mass of rock or unconsolidated material moving as a unit along a curved surface.

  • Stable air

    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.

  • Star dune

    Isolated hill of sand that exhibits a complex form and develops where wind directions are variable.

  • Streak

    The color of a mineral in powdered form.

  • Talus

    An accumulation of rock debris at the base of a cliff.

  • Terrace

    A flat, benchlike structure produced by a stream, which was left elevated as the stream cut downward.

  • Tropical storm

    By international agreement, a tropical cyclone with maximum winds between 61 and 119 kilometers (38 and 74 miles) per hour.

  • Volcano

    A mountain formed of lava and/or pyroclastics.

  • Weathering

    The disintegration and decomposition of rock at or near Earth’s surface.

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