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113B Semester Final


Carbon dioxide, methane, water vapor are all examples of…? Greenhouse Gasses
A Highland Region is….? Highland(s) or upland(s) is used to denote any mountainous region or elevated mountainous plateau
A Highland Region’s climate is determined by…? Elevation
A hot and humid climate zone would be (what type of zone?) ? Tropical
An arid climate zone would be? Characterized by a severe lack of available water, preventing the development of plant and animal life. Arid environments tend to lack vegetation and are called xeric or desertic.
A Mediterranean climate zone would be? The climate is characterized by warm to hot, dry summers and mild to cool, wet winters.
Define Deciduous forest? Definition: a type of forest characterized by trees that seasonally shed their leaves. Example: The trees of deciduous forests usually produce nuts and winged seeds.
Upwelling is….? Involves wind-driven motion of dense, cooler, and usually nutrient-rich water towards the ocean surface, replacing the warmer, usually nutrient-depleted surface water.
Upwelling is….? Temperature and Salinity
Coal is considered what kind of material? Organic
Coal is considered what kind of material? Mineral
Nekton are….? Organisms swimming in the pelagic zone
The carbon cycle is directly connected to the…? Oxygen Cycle
Nitrogen fixing bacteria do what? They convert unusable nitrogen into a usable substance
The movement of water from the surface to the atmosphere is…? Evaporation
Helium in the sun is produced by? Nuclear Fusion
Nuclear Fusion is…? Nuclear fusion is a nuclear reaction in which two light nuclei (such as hydrogen) combine to form a heavier nuclei (such as helium).
Solar eclipses occur during…? A new moon
What is a renewable resource (make a list of examples)? A resource that can be renewed as quickly or faster than it can be consumed.
Define electromagnetic energy. Energy that moves as a wave at the speed of light
What type of wave is a light wave? Transverse
Which two terrestrial planets are about the same size? Earth and Venus
Mass and size determine a planets…? Gravity
One planet rotates clockwise and it is…? Venus
Asteroids are…? Small rocky bodies that are thought to be leftover remnants of the formation of the solar system
Meteors are…? Debris from the solar system that strikes the earth.
Nuclear fusion is the process behind the energy in the sun (and its “light”) and also the energy and light in _________? Stars
Created by: jabb123