Lecture 23 - Chapter 23 Energy and Mineral Resources...

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Chapter 23 Energy and Mineral Resources Renewable and nonrenewable resources Renewable resources Plants Animals for food Trees for lumber Nonrenewable resources - significant deposits take millions of years to form Fuels (coal, oil, natural gas) Metals (iron, copper, uranium, gold) Groundwater, can go in either category Fossil fuels (Nonrenewable resources) Coal Oil and natural gas Oil traps Common oil and natural gas traps include: anticlinal traps, fault traps, and stratigraphic traps Environmental effects of burning fossil fuels Two types of pollutants Primary pollutants - emitted directly from identifiable sources Secondary pollutants - formed when chemical reactions take place among primary pollutants Carbon dioxide and global warming Greenhouse effect – the atmosphere is transparent to incoming short-wavelength solar radiation. However, the outgoing long-wave radiation emitted by Earth is absorbed in the lower atmosphere, keeping the air near the ground warmer
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2009 for the course GEOL 101 taught by Professor Olinsky during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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Lecture 23 - Chapter 23 Energy and Mineral Resources...

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