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Solutions for Chapter 9: 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 9

Solutions for Chapter 9
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Textbook: Exploring Geology
Edition: 3
Author: Stephen Reynolds, Julia Johnson, Paul Morin, Chuck Carter
ISBN: 9780077598570

Chapter 9 includes 100 full step-by-step solutions. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Exploring Geology , edition: 3. Since 100 problems in chapter 9 have been answered, more than 36527 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Exploring Geology was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780077598570.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Deformation

    General term for the processes of folding, faulting, shearing, compression, or extension of rocks as the result of various natural forces.

  • Discharge

    The quantity of water in a stream that passes a given point in a period of time.

  • Eyepiece

    A short-focal-length lens used to enlarge the image in a telescope. The lens nearest the eye.

  • Fault

    A break in a rock mass along which movement has occurred.

  • Focus (light)

    The point where a lens or mirror causes light rays to converge.

  • Glacial striations

    Scratches and grooves on bedrock caused by glacial abrasion.

  • Ground moraine

    An undulating layer of till deposited as the ice front retreats.

  • Impact craters

    Depressions that are the result of collisions with bodies such as asteroids and comets.

  • Ion

    An atom or molecule that possesses an electrical charge.

  • Lateral moraine

    A ridge of till along the sides of an alpine glacier composed primarily of debris that fell to the glacier from the valley walls.

  • Nearshore zone

    The zone of beach that extends from the low-tide shoreline seaward to where waves break at low tide.

  • Nonsilicates

    Mineral groups that lack silicas in their structures and account for less than 10 percent of Earth’s crust.

  • Outer core

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

  • Pleistocene epoch

    An epoch of the Quaternary period beginning about 1.8 million years ago and ending about 10,000 years ago. Best known as a time of extensive continental glaciation.

  • Shadow zone

    The zone between 104 and 143 degrees distance from an earthquake epicenter in which direct waves do not arrive because of refraction by Earth’s core.

  • Specific gravity

    The ratio of a substance’s weight to the weight of an equal volume of water.

  • Stream valley

    The channel, valley floor, and sloping valley walls of a stream.

  • Submarine canyon

    A seaward extension of a valley that was cut on the continental shelf during a time when sea level was lower, or a canyon carved into the outer continental shelf, slope, and rise by turbidity currents.

  • Volatiles

    Gaseous components of magma dissolved in the melt. Volatiles will readily vaporize (form a gas) at surface pressures.

  • Zodiac

    A band along the ecliptic containing the 12 constellations of the zodiac.

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