- 4.1: Describe how plants promote mechanical and chemical weathering but ...
- 4.2: Granite and basalt are exposed at Earths surface in a hot, wet regi...
- 4.3: The accompanying photo shows a footprint on the Moon left by an Apo...
- 4.4: What might cause different soils to develop from the same kind of p...
- 4.5: Refer to Figure 4.18 to identify the main soil order in the region ...
- 4.6: The concept of external and internal processes was introduced at th...
- 4.7: Describe at least one situation in which an internal process might ...
- 4.8: Mass wasting is influenced by many processes associated with all fo...
Solutions for Chapter 4: Earth Science 13th Edition
Full solutions for Earth Science | 13th Edition
Impermeable beds that hinder or prevent groundwater movement.
The process by which large quantities of sand are added to the beach system to offset losses caused by wave erosion.
A pipelike opening through which magma moves toward Earth’s surface. It terminates at a surface opening called a vent.
The gently sloping surface at the base of the continental slope.
Coriolis force (effect)
The deflective force of Earth’s rotation on all free-moving objects, including the atmosphere and oceans. Deflection is to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere.
A relatively rapid type of mass wasting that involves a flow of soil and regolith containing a large amount of water. Also called mudflows.
The land area that contributes water to a stream.
The sudden release of stored strain in rocks that results in movement along a fault.
A unit of the geologic calendar that is a subdivision of a period.
A sedimentary rock formed of material deposited from solution by evaporation of water.
The time required for one-half of the atoms of a radioactive substance to decay.
Conspicuously large crystals embedded in a matrix of finer-grained crystals.
A concentration of material above the solar surface that appears as a bright archlike structure.
The layer of rock and mineral fragments that nearly everywhere covers Earth’s surface.
The concentration of minor amounts of metals that are scattered through unweathered rock into economically valuable concentrations by weathering processes.
A sudden and tremendous eruption in the solar chromosphere.
One of the two types of dry climate. A marginal and more humid variant of the desert that separates it from bordering humid climates.
A fault along which the movement is horizontal.
A small, very intense cyclonic storm with exceedingly high winds, most often produced along cold fronts in conjunction with severe thunderstorms.
Wave of translation
The turbulent advance of water created by breaking waves.