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Nya Jacobs
Texas A&M
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T. Dewitt

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This 1 page Study Guide was uploaded by Nya Jacobs on Wednesday October 21, 2015. The Study Guide belongs to BESC 201 at Texas A&M University taught by T. Dewitt in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 33 views. For similar materials see /class/225911/besc-201-texas-a-m-university in Environmental Science at Texas A&M University.

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Date Created: 10/21/15
BESC 201 500 DeWitt 2008 Review Questions for Exam 3 Ch 17 22 Chapters 17 mostly 18 minimally Water Understand the hydrologic cycle how water moves through environment How is rain made In what compartments is most water most of the useful water What is residence time and how does that impact sustainability of water use How do we use water qualitatively and quantitatively What is a rain shadow What do ocean currents do in terms of heat and energy Understand groundwater aquifers in ltration artesianpumped wells In what ways can one reduce water usage Know the fate water quality and volume of overused surface waters e g Aral Sea Yangtze River Know the data about amount of wetland historically in the US over time Know potential consequences of overuse of groundwater 19 Conventional Energy Know the energy pies and bullet list concepts from the notes on this topic What are the major sources of energy used by man How do the energy sources differ between the first and third world What are the benefits and liabilities of energy from each source Recall the laws of thermodynamics and be able to describe how they apply to energy infrastructure How do we make power from oil nuclear geothermal hydrological etc energies Understand the energy expenditure of your lifestyle How might energy habits affect foreign policy Understand the extemalities secondary consequences of producing electricity Are plugin electric cars clean and green Know the graph regarding nuclear plants in operation and on order over timeiwhy the trend Know about nuclear waste and with how it is dealt How does one extract petrochemicals from the Earth Differentiate fission and fusion 20 Sustainable Energy Know the sources of sustainable energyihow are they obtained and why are they referred to as sustainable Understand the concept of a negawatt How do fuel cells operate What might sustainable energy sources mean to the carbon budget of the planet What is biofuel e g biodiesel What is a hybrid vehicle and how does it work How does one make methane or ethanol from biomass for commercial energy use What is lunar energy Which forms of energy are directly from the sun Which are indirectly from the sun What factors plural limit our current use of clean energy sources 21 Solid Toxic Hazardous Waste Which countries make the most solid and toxic waste How does one get rid of waste in developed developing countries How does the allocation to each method differ between developed and developing countries or dense and lesspopulous countries What are the benefits and liabilities of the various methods Recall the concept of environmental justice and think through some examples from this chapter Recall the lessons of the Khian Sea story Know about recycling reduction and reuse Why does Germany recycle so much but the US does only a fraction as much How does municipal composting work Details but things I want you to know how much more energy e g How long could you run your TV on the energy saved does it take to make a soda can from bauxite relative to making it from existing recycled cans What are the three R s and in what order of priority How does incineration solve two problems at once Why do municipalities bother with recycling and composting 22 U39 39 quot and quot 39 39 Cities Where in the world is most population growth What distinguishes most first v third world city evolution What are the push and pull factors producing urbanization What are some potential consequences of unregulated urbanization How are most US cities growing at present and how can this development be greened and improve life quality


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