- 16.1: Review the Key Questions and Concepts for this chapter on p. 398. D...
- 16.2: What is energy efficiency? Explain why we can think of energy effic...
- 16.3: Describe three ways to save energy and money in (a) industry, (b) t...
- 16.4: Describe the trends in fuel efficiency in the United States since t...
- 16.5: List five advantages of relying more on a variety of renewable ener...
- 16.6: What are the major advantages and disadvantages of using hydropower...
- 16.7: What is a wind turbine? What is a wind farm? What are the major adv...
- 16.8: What is geothermal energy and what are three sources of such energy...
- 16.9: List three general conclusions of energy experts about possible fut...
- 16.10: What are this chapters three big ideas? Describe how the Rocky Moun...
Solutions for Chapter 16: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
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Andean-type plate margin
Plate boundaries that generate continental volcanic arcs.
The scientific study of the universe; it includes the observation and interpretation of celestial bodies and phenomena.
Deformation that involves the fracturing of rock. Associated with rocks near the surface.
See Absorption spectrum.
A type of solid state flow that produces a change in the size and shape of a rock body without fracturing. Occurs at depths where temperatures and confining pressures are high.
The name for all the sciences that collectively seek to understand Earth. It includes geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy.
A negatively charged subatomic particle that has a negligible mass and is found outside an atom’s nucleus.
A mountain formed by the displacement of rock along a fault.
The boundary between two adjoining air masses having contrasting characteristics.
A dense, dark nebula thought to be the birthplace of stars.
The nuclear reaction in which hydrogen nuclei are fused into helium nuclei.
An eclipse of the Moon.
The apparent shift of an object when viewed from two different locations.
The upper part of the ocean into which any sunlight penetrates.
Unconsolidated particles created by the weathering and erosion of rock, by chemical precipitation from solution in water, or from the secretions of organisms and transported by water, wind, or glaciers.
Any weathering process that tends to produce a spherical shape from an initially blocky shape.
A coast with a form that is largely the result of the partial drowning of a former land surface either because of a rise of sea level or subsidence of the crust or both.
Low pressure located at about the latitudes of the Arctic and Antarctic circles. In the Northern Hemisphere the low takes the form of individual oceanic cells; in the Southern Hemisphere there is a deep and continuous trough of low pressure.
A dark spot on the Sun, which is cool by contrast to the surrounding photosphere.
Radiation with a wavelength from 0.4 to 0.7 micrometer.