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Solutions for Chapter 12: 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 12

Earth Science was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321688507. Since 10 problems in chapter 12 have been answered, more than 21476 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Chapter 12 includes 10 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: Earth Science, edition: 13.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Black dwarf

    A final state of evolution for a star, in which all of its energy sources are exhausted and it no longer emits radiation.

  • Cinder cone

    A rather small volcano built primarily of pyroclastics ejected from a single vent.

  • Contact metamorphism

    Changes in rock caused by the heat from a nearby magma body.

  • Covalent bond

    A chemical bond produced by the sharing of electrons.

  • Dark matter

    Undetected matter that is thought to exist in great quantities in the universe.

  • Evaporite deposits

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

  • Glacial trough

    A mountain valley that has been widened, deepened, and straightened by a glacier.

  • Hail

    Nearly spherical ice pellets having concentric layers and formed by the successive freezing of layers of water.

  • High cloud

    A cloud that normally has its base above 6,000 meters; the base may be lower in winter and at high-latitude locations.

  • Intertidal zone

    The area where land and sea meet and overlap; the zone between high and low tides.

  • Mesosphere

    The layer of the atmosphere immediately above the stratosphere and characterized by decreasing temperatures with height.

  • Meteor

    The luminous phenomenon observed when a meteoroid enters Earth’s atmosphere and burns up; popularly called a “shooting star.”

  • Nonrenewable resource

    Resource that forms or accumulates over such long time spans that it must be considered as fixed in total quantity.

  • Normal polarity

    A magnetic field that is the same as that which exists at present.

  • Occultation

    An eclipse of a star or planet by the Moon or a planet.

  • Periodic table

    The tabular arrangement of the elements according to atomic number.

  • 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.

  • Prevailing wind

    A wind that consistently blows from one direction more than from another.

  • Soil texture

    The relative proportions of clay, silt, and sand in a soil. Texture strongly influences the soil’s ability to retain and transmit water and air.

  • Sunspot

    A dark spot on the Sun, which is cool by contrast to the surrounding photosphere.

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