Solutions for Chapter 16: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

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Solutions for Chapter 16: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

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Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Barchanoid dune

    Dunes forming scalloped rows of sand oriented at right angles to the wind. This form is intermediate between isolated barchans and extensive waves of transverse dunes.

  • Beach

    An accumulation of sediment found along the landward margin of the ocean or a lake.

  • Big bang theory

    The theory that proposes that the universe originated as a single mass, which subsequently exploded.

  • Catastrophism

    The concept that Earth was shaped by catastrophic events of a short-term nature.

  • Celestial sphere

    An imaginary hollow sphere upon which the ancients believed the stars were hung and carried around Earth.

  • Chemical compound

    A substance formed by the chemical combination of two or more elements in definite proportions and usually having properties different from those of its constituent elements.

  • Doppler effect

    The apparent change in wavelength of radiation caused by the relative motions of the source and the observer.

  • Horizon

    A layer in a soil profile.

  • Hydrosphere

    The water portion of our planet; one of the traditional subdivisions of Earth’s physical environment.

  • Laminar flow

    The movement of water particles in straight-line paths that are parallel to the channel. The water particles move downstream without mixing.

  • Phytoplankton

    Algal plankton, which are the most important community of primary producers in the ocean.

  • Retrograde motion

    The apparent westward motion of the planets with respect to the stars.

  • Rime

    A thin coating of ice on objects produced when supercooled fog droplets freeze on contact.

  • Soil profile

    A vertical section through a soil showing its succession of horizons and the underlying parent material.

  • Spiral galaxy

    A flattened, rotating galaxy with pinwheel-like arms of interstellar material and young stars winding out from its nucleus.

  • Strata

    Parallel layers of sedimentary rock.

  • System

    Any size group of interacting parts that form a complex whole.

  • Temperature

    A measure of the degree of hotness or coldness of a substance; a measure of the average kinetic energy of individual atoms or molecules in a substance.

  • Terrestrial planets

    Any of the Earth-like planets, including Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Earth.

  • Tropopause

    The boundary between the troposphere and the stratosphere.

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