- 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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See Dry climate.
The inner portion of the shore, lying landward of the high-tide shoreline. It is usually dry, being affected by waves only during storms.
An accumulation of sediment found along the landward margin of the ocean or a lake.
The total mass of a defined organism or group of organisms in a particular area or ecosystem.
One of three basic cloud forms; also one of the three high cloud types. They are thin, delicate ice-crystal clouds often appearing as veil-like patches or thin, wispy fibers.
A theory of raindrop formation in warm clouds (above 0° C) in which large cloud droplets (giants) collide and join together with smaller droplets to form a raindrop. Opposite electrical charges may bind the cloud droplets together.
A low-pressure center characterized by a counterclockwise flow of air in the Northern Hemisphere.
A belt of low pressure lying near the equator and between the subtropical highs.
Process such as weathering, mass wasting, or erosion that is powered by the Sun and transforms solid rock into sediment.
Organic matter in soil produced by the decomposition of plants and animals.
A region outside the orbit of Neptune where most short-period comets are thought to originate.
A volcanic cone that forms on the flank of a larger volcano.
A chemical reaction in the atmosphere that is triggered by sunlight, often yielding a secondary pollutant.
A collapsing cloud of gas and dust destined to become a star.
The spinning of a body, such as Earth, about its axis.
The record made by a seismograph.
The steep, leeward slope of a sand dune; it maintains an angle of about 34 degrees.
A fault along which the movement is horizontal.
The surface opening of a conduit or pipe.
Wave of translation
The turbulent advance of water created by breaking waves.