Environmental Science

  What is advection? 
 the movement of water through the atmosphere 
 What does BOD stand for? 
 biological oxygen demand 
 What percentage of water is used in the bathroom of a typical home? 
 50% 
 How many gallons of water are used in the U.

S. each day? 

 40 billion gallons 
 What percentage of industrial water use is for cooling? 
 90% 
 What are the 5 horizons in soil profiling? 
 1. O Horizon 2.

Best services for writing your paper according to Trustpilot

Premium Partner
From $18.00 per page
4,8 / 5
4,80
Writers Experience
4,80
Delivery
4,90
Support
4,70
Price
Recommended Service
From $13.90 per page
4,6 / 5
4,70
Writers Experience
4,70
Delivery
4,60
Support
4,60
Price
From $20.00 per page
4,5 / 5
4,80
Writers Experience
4,50
Delivery
4,40
Support
4,10
Price
* All Partners were chosen among 50+ writing services by our Customer Satisfaction Team

A Horizon3. B Horizon4. C Horizon5. R Horizon 

 What type of soil has

  • no drainage
  • no air capacity
  • high water capacity
  • high nutrient capacity 

 clay 
 What is loam? 
 a mixture of soil that is suitable for growing plants 
 At what precentage must ground cover be mainained at to prevent the detatchment of soil particles?
 70% 
 What number on the pH scale is both neutral and sweet?
 7
 What product is most commonly recycled?
 paper
 How many tons of trash are produced yearly in the US?
 210 million tons
 What is the difference between a dump and a landfill? 
 A dump is a hole in the ground that is filled with trashA landfill is a planned structure built into the ground that isolates the trash from the environment
 What is the percentage of trash that is burned in the US?
 16%
 List two methods used to monitor ground water around a landfill.

 1. test the water temperature2. test the water pH level
 List two advantages and two disadvantages to wind power
advantages:1. wind is free2. the wind turbine energy doesn’t cause pollution;disadvantages:1. wind strength is not consistant (un-reliable)2. wind turbines are noisy
;What are three factors that affect the power output of a wind turbine?
;1. wind speed2.

blade diameter3. height of the wind turbine

;What are groups of large turbines called?
;wind farms or wind plants
;What area of the US is most ideal for wind power use?
;coastal areas
;Name three government incentives to increase the use of wind power.
;1. production tax credit2. renewable energy credits3.

installation tax credits

;What is the ‘capacity factor’?
;the percentage of time a power plant is active
;How much does geothermal energy production cost in the US per year?
;$1.5 billioin
;What is the temperature of the center of the earth?
;6,000 degrees Celsius
;How do some countries use geothermal energy?
;for cooking and heating
;Where does the name ‘geothermal’ come from?
;two Greek words: ;geo; (earth) and ;thermal; (heat)
;List two methods of soil conservation
;1. soil erosion control2. nutrient retention
;What is bioenergy and how can it be used?
;bionenergy is the use of organic material to produce energy such as heat, fuel, and electricity
;What are three types of biomass?
;1. municipal, animal, and industrial waste2. soybeans, corn, sugar cane3.

wood chips ; saw dust

;What are two advantages of using bioenergy?
;1. bioenergy does not contribute to global warming2. it reduces, reuses, and recylces biomass (environmentally friendly)
;Up to what percentage of coal-energy can be replaced by bioenergy?
;15%