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Solutions for Chapter 1: Exploring Geology 3rd Edition

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

Full solutions for Exploring Geology | 3rd Edition

ISBN: 9780077598570

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

Solutions for Chapter 1

Solutions for Chapter 1
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Textbook: Exploring Geology
Edition: 3
Author: Stephen Reynolds, Julia Johnson, Paul Morin, Chuck Carter
ISBN: 9780077598570

Since 77 problems in chapter 1 have been answered, more than 43099 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Exploring Geology was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780077598570. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Chapter 1 includes 77 full step-by-step solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Exploring Geology , edition: 3.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Astronomical theory

    A theory of climatic change first developed by Yugoslavian astronomer Milutin Milankovitch. It is based on changes in the shape of Earth’s orbit, variations in the obliquity of Earth’s axis, and the wobbling of Earth’s axis.

  • Chemical sedimentary rock

    Sedimentary rock consisting of material that was precipitated from water by either inorganic or organic means.

  • Climate system

    The exchanges of energy and moisture that occur among the atmosphere, hydrosphere, solid Earth, biosphere, and cryosphere.

  • Composite cone

    A volcano composed of both lava flows and pyroclastic material.

  • Crevasse

    A deep crack in the brittle surface of a glacier.

  • Fault creep

    Displacement along a fault that is so slow and gradual that little seismic activity occurs.

  • Glacial erratic

    An ice-transported boulder that was not derived from bedrock near its present site.

  • High

    A center of high pressure characterized by anticyclonic winds.

  • Horizon

    A layer in a soil profile.

  • Ice cap

    A mass of glacial ice covering a high upland or plateau and spreading out radially.

  • Lithification

    The process, generally cementation and/or compaction, of converting sediments to solid rock.

  • Mixed tidal pattern

    A tidal pattern exhibiting two high tides and two low tides per tidal day with a large inequality in high water heights, low water heights, or both. Coastal locations that experience such a tidal pattern may also show alternating periods of diurnal and semidiurnal tidal patterns. Also called mixed semidiurnal.

  • Nonmetallic mineral resource

    Mineral resource that is not a fuel or processed for the metals it contains.

  • Nonrenewable resource

    Resource that forms or accumulates over such long time spans that it must be considered as fixed in total quantity.

  • Pheoncryst

    Conspicuously large crystals embedded in a matrix of finer-grained crystals.

  • Solstice

    The time when the vertical rays of the

  • Stratified drift

    Sediments deposited by glacial meltwater.

  • Stratopause

    The boundary between the stratosphere and the mesosphere.

  • Tornado

    A small, very intense cyclonic storm with exceedingly high winds, most often produced along cold fronts in conjunction with severe thunderstorms.

  • Turbulent flow

    The movement of water in an erratic fashion, often characterized by swirling, whirlpool-like eddies. Most streamflow is of this type.

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