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Solutions for Chapter 4: 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 4

Solutions for Chapter 4
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Textbook: Exploring Geology
Edition: 3
Author: Stephen Reynolds, Julia Johnson, Paul Morin, Chuck Carter
ISBN: 9780077598570

This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Exploring Geology , edition: 3. Chapter 4 includes 107 full step-by-step solutions. Since 107 problems in chapter 4 have been answered, more than 85140 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.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Abyssal zone

    A subdivision of the benthic zone characterized by extremely high pressures, low temperatures, low oxygen, few nutrients, and no sunlight.

  • Astronomical unit (AU)

    Average distance from Earth to the Sun; or

  • Aurora

    A bright display of ever-changing light caused by solar radiation interacting with the upper atmosphere in the region of the poles.

  • Binary stars

    Two stars revolving around a common center of mass under their mutual gravitational attraction.

  • Capacity

    The total amount of sediment a stream is able to transport.

  • Crystallization

    The formation and growth of a crystalline solid from a liquid or gas.

  • Fossil fuel

    General term for any hydrocarbon that may be used as a fuel, including coal, oil, and natural gas.

  • Fossil succession

    Fossil organisms that succeed one another in a definite and determinable order, and any time period can be recognized by its fossil content.

  • Inertia

    A property of matter that resists a change in its motion.

  • Jet stream

    Swift (120–240 kilometers per hour), high-altitude winds.

  • 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.

  • Maria

    The Latin name for the smooth areas of the Moon formerly thought to be seas.

  • Porphyritic texture

    An igneous texture consisting of large crystals embedded in a matrix of much smaller crystals.

  • Prokaryotes

    Refers to the cells or organisms such as bacteria whose genetic material is not enclosed in a nucleus.

  • Relative dating

    Rocks are placed in their proper sequence or order. Only the chronological order of events is determined.

  • Rift zone

    A region of Earth’s crust along which divergence is taking place.

  • Solstice

    The time when the vertical rays of the

  • Supercontinent

    A large landmass that contains all, or nearly all, of the existing continents.

  • Valley train

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

  • Weather

    The state of the atmosphere at any given time.