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Solutions for Chapter 2: Earth Science 13th Edition

Earth Science | 13th Edition | ISBN: 9780321688507 | Authors: Edward J. Tarbuck

Full solutions for Earth Science | 13th Edition

ISBN: 9780321688507

Earth Science | 13th Edition | ISBN: 9780321688507 | Authors: Edward J. Tarbuck

Solutions for Chapter 2

This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Earth Science, edition: 13. Chapter 2 includes 9 full step-by-step solutions. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Since 9 problems in chapter 2 have been answered, more than 22923 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Earth Science was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321688507.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Batholith

    A large mass of igneous rock that formed when magma was emplaced at depth, crystallized, and subsequently exposed by erosion.

  • Clastic rock

    A sedimentary rock made of broken fragments of preexisting rock.

  • Condensation nuclei

    Tiny bits of particulate matter that serve as surfaces on which water vapor condenses.

  • Deep-ocean trench

    See Trench.

  • Diffused light

    Solar energy scattered and reflected in the atmosphere that reaches Earth’s surface in the form of diffuse blue light from the sky.

  • Dome

    A roughly circular upfolded structure similar to an anticline.

  • Eclipse

    The cutting-off of the light of one celestial body by another passing in front of it.

  • Exfoliation dome

    Large, dome-shaped structure, usually composed of granite, formed by sheeting.

  • Fault creep

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

  • Gradient

    The slope of a stream; generally measured in feet per mile.

  • Nebula

    A cloud of interstellar gas and/or dust.

  • Oceanic plateau

    An extensive region on the ocean floor composed of thick accumulations of pillow basalts and other mafic rocks that in some cases exceed 30 kilometers in thickness.

  • Oort cloud

    A spherical shell composed of comets that orbit the Sun at distances generally greater than 10,000 times the Earth–Sun distance.

  • Outgassing

    The escape of gases that had been dissolved in magma.

  • Phytoplankton

    Algal plankton, which are the most important community of primary producers in the ocean.

  • Pyroclastic

    An igneous rock texture resulting from the consolidation of individual rock fragments that are ejected during a violent eruption.

  • 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.

  • Turbidity current

    A downslope movement of dense, sediment-laden water created when sand and mud on the continental shelf and slope are dislodged and thrown into suspension.

  • Vein deposit

    A mineral filling a fracture or fault in a host rock. Such deposits have a sheetlike, or tabular, form.

  • Wave refraction

    See Refraction.

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