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Solutions for Chapter 4: 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 4

This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Earth Science, edition: 13. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Earth Science was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321688507. Chapter 4 includes 8 full step-by-step solutions. Since 8 problems in chapter 4 have been answered, more than 21329 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Aquitard

    Impermeable beds that hinder or prevent groundwater movement.

  • Beach nourishment

    The process by which large quantities of sand are added to the beach system to offset losses caused by wave erosion.

  • Conduit

    A pipelike opening through which magma moves toward Earth’s surface. It terminates at a surface opening called a vent.

  • Continental rise

    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.

  • Debris flow

    A relatively rapid type of mass wasting that involves a flow of soil and regolith containing a large amount of water. Also called mudflows.

  • Drainage basin

    The land area that contributes water to a stream.

  • Elastic rebound

    The sudden release of stored strain in rocks that results in movement along a fault.

  • Epoch

    A unit of the geologic calendar that is a subdivision of a period.

  • Evaporite deposits

    A sedimentary rock formed of material deposited from solution by evaporation of water.

  • Half-life

    The time required for one-half of the atoms of a radioactive substance to decay.

  • Pheoncryst

    Conspicuously large crystals embedded in a matrix of finer-grained crystals.

  • Prominence

    A concentration of material above the solar surface that appears as a bright archlike structure.

  • Regolith

    The layer of rock and mineral fragments that nearly everywhere covers Earth’s surface.

  • Secondary enrichment

    The concentration of minor amounts of metals that are scattered through unweathered rock into economically valuable concentrations by weathering processes.

  • Solar flare

    A sudden and tremendous eruption in the solar chromosphere.

  • Steppe

    One of the two types of dry climate. A marginal and more humid variant of the desert that separates it from bordering humid climates.

  • Strike-slip fault

    A fault along which the movement is horizontal.

  • Tornado

    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.

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