- 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
Full solutions for Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions | 17th Edition
A large body of air that is characterized by a sameness of temperature and humidity.
A stream consisting of numerous intertwining channels.
Tiny bits of particulate matter that serve as surfaces on which water vapor condenses.
Coriolis force (effect)
The deflective force of Earth’s rotation on all free-moving objects, including the atmosphere and oceans. Deflection is to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere.
Buoyant plumes of hot, ashladen gases that can extend thousands of meters into the atmosphere.
The process of converting a liquid to a gas.
A steep-sided inlet of the sea formed when a glacial trough was partially submerged.
A thick mass of ice originating on land from the compaction and recrystallization of snow that shows evidence of past or present flow.
An isolated mountain remnant characteristic of the late stage of erosion in an arid region.
Lapse rate (normal)
The average drop in temperature (6.5° C per kilometer; 3.5° F per 1,000 feet) with increased altitude in the troposphere.
The part of the mantle that extends from the core–mantle boundary to a depth of 660 kilometers.
Large center of low pressure with an associated cold front and often a warm front. Frequently accompanied by abundant precipitation.
The point in the orbit of a planet where it is closest to the Sun.
A measure of a material’s ability to transmit water.
Deposit formed when heavy minerals are mechanically concentrated by currents, most commonly streams and waves. Placers are sources of gold, tin, platinum, diamonds, and other valuable minerals.
An igneous rock texture resulting from the consolidation of individual rock fragments that are ejected during a violent eruption.
A magnetic field opposite to that which exists at present.
The process of thrusting oceanic lithosphere into the mantle along a convergent boundary.
Any of the Earth-like planets, including Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Earth.
Seafloor sediments derived from terrestrial weathering and erosion.