- 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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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.
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.
The concept that Earth was shaped by catastrophic events of a short-term nature.
An imaginary hollow sphere upon which the ancients believed the stars were hung and carried around Earth.
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.
The apparent change in wavelength of radiation caused by the relative motions of the source and the observer.
A layer in a soil profile.
The water portion of our planet; one of the traditional subdivisions of Earth’s physical environment.
The movement of water particles in straight-line paths that are parallel to the channel. The water particles move downstream without mixing.
Algal plankton, which are the most important community of primary producers in the ocean.
The apparent westward motion of the planets with respect to the stars.
A thin coating of ice on objects produced when supercooled fog droplets freeze on contact.
A vertical section through a soil showing its succession of horizons and the underlying parent material.
A flattened, rotating galaxy with pinwheel-like arms of interstellar material and young stars winding out from its nucleus.
Parallel layers of sedimentary rock.
Any size group of interacting parts that form a complex whole.
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.
Any of the Earth-like planets, including Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Earth.
The boundary between the troposphere and the stratosphere.
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