Geology Test 1 Study Guide
With time countries go through a transition from a traditionally non-industrial society to a modern, industrial
Age structure is a diagram of a profile of age to distribute a population
One in every 6 humans l
Properties of water
Water is one of the most remarkable substances on Earth and it has several unique properties compared to
most other liquids:
It expands when it freezes
It has a high boiling point
It has a high specific heat
It is an excellent solv
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>Renewable resources - a resource that is created faster than it is used.
>Non-renewable resources>To help our society more sustainable- to get more reliable resources
>To produce electricity- t
14: Principles of Pollution Control, Toxicology, and Risk
devices: End of the pipe pollution control equipment
toxicity: When toxic substances are harmful shortly after exposure
reference to toxicology,
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-ch 1 2 5 - study Question's and vocab
great environmental paradox: every wants to clean environment but no one wants to pay
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Geo exam 3
What is the amount of void space in a rock or sediment?
What does porosity measure?
The potential volume of water that can be stored in a rock
What is the ability of a rock or sediments to transmit water?
What does permeab
A subset of resources that have been located, and can be extracted for profit.
The sun is a source of what kind of energy?
Hydrofracking is a process used to extract this:
Which of the following can cause problems w/ mass move
1. How Deep are shale gas reserves? How do we access this resource? (1)
One or more miles below. Drill down into the ground and do hydraulic fracturing.
2. Please LIST and DESCRIBE at the 5 main steps followed to produce natural gas from
shale reserves? (
a) How many people are born each week? 408,000 How many die each week? 173,000 How
many people therefore are added each week? 235,000
b) Estimate the world population by January 1, 2020 7,420,528,400
c) Estimate the world population by January 1, 2050. 7,
How many people are born each minute? 270 How many die each minute? 105 Subtract
deaths from births and tell me how many people are added to our planet each minute. 165
How many are therefore added per hour? 9,900
b) Estimate the world population by Ja
According to many experts, what is our most challenging environmental problem?
2. What percent of energy in US comes from fossil fuels?
3. What are the 3 main fossil fuels?
Coal, oil, natural gas
4. What is a temperature inversion
1. Set tower height to 150 and blade radius to 150 and altitude to 0. If wind speed doubles
from10 to 20 mph, then how much does homes supplied increase? What percentage
increase is this?
From 103 to 540 which is about a 524 percent more
If wind speed tri
1 What are 4 causes of floods? (4) Melting snow and ice, tsunami, storm surges, high tide
2 Please list and describe 10 factors that contribute to flooding (10)
Heavy rainfall- it builds up causing floods
Urbanization- sewers rush into the river causing h
GEOLOGY 103 LAB FOUR YOUR NAME_ SECTION_
Water Quality Geology 103 lab Four
This pre-lab activity is to be completed PRIOR to coming to lab. Please submit your answers to
your TA at the beginning of lab and be prepared to take a Quiz. The
1. As of 2001, annual world grain production per person (a basic measure of the amount of food
available) stood at 299 kilograms, yet over a billion people were undernourished to some extent.
Many researchers believe that with p
Kinds of Resources:
A resource is a source of raw materials used by society
Matter & energy. Minerals, soil, trees, coal, naturally occurring resources
Reserves are a subset of resources that have been located & can be profitably extracted
Trip to Zoo (correctly answer 9 of 10 to get 2 hr credit)
1) Exactly what kind of rhino species does the zoo have? Describe its biology (What does it
eat? How big is it?)
The species is C. Simum (white rhino). The rhino weighs ove
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Study Guide (7-12)
Renewable energy is created faster than it is used, Nonrenewable is used faster than created
Law of thermodynamic: energy cannot be created or destroyed, it is transformed.
Law 2: Energy is used as heat during transformation