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Solutions for Chapter 6: 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 6

Solutions for Chapter 6
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Textbook: Exploring Geology
Edition: 3
Author: Stephen Reynolds, Julia Johnson, Paul Morin, Chuck Carter
ISBN: 9780077598570

Chapter 6 includes 115 full step-by-step solutions. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Exploring Geology was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780077598570. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Exploring Geology , edition: 3. Since 115 problems in chapter 6 have been answered, more than 42559 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Barchanoid dune

    Dunes forming scalloped rows of sand oriented at right angles to the wind. This form is intermediate between isolated barchans and extensive waves of transverse dunes.

  • Beach face

    The wet, sloping surface that extends from the berm to the shoreline.

  • Benioff zone

    Zone of inclined seismic activity that extends from a trench downward into the asthenosphere.

  • Circle of illumination

    The great circle that separates daylight from darkness.

  • Clastic rock

    A sedimentary rock made of broken fragments of preexisting rock.

  • Climate system

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

  • Fog

    A cloud with its base at or very near Earth’s surface.

  • Incised meander

    Meandering channel that flows in a steep, narrow valley. They form either when an area is uplifted or when base level drops.

  • Longshore current

    A nearshore current that flows parallel to the shore.

  • Lunar highlands

    See Terrae.

  • Outer core

    A layer beneath the mantle about 2,200 kilometers (1,364 miles) thick that has the properties of a liquid.

  • Overrunning

    Warm air gliding up a retreating cold air mass.

  • Precipitation fog

    Fog formed when rain evaporates as it falls through a layer of cool air.

  • Protostar

    A collapsing cloud of gas and dust destined to become a star.

  • Refracting telescope

    A telescope that employs a lens to bend and concentrate the light from distant objects.

  • Resolving power

    The ability of a telescope to separate objects that would otherwise appear as one.

  • Richter scale

    A scale of earthquake magnitude based on the motion of a seismograph.

  • Rip current

    A strong narrow surface or nearsurface current of short duration and high speed flowing seaward through the breaker zone at nearly right angles to the shore. It represents the return to the ocean of water that has been piled up on the shore by incoming waves.

  • Santa Ana

    The local name given a chinook wind in southern California.

  • Stock

    A pluton similar to but smaller than a batholith.

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