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LP - Chapter 14

Lake Park - AP Human Geography - Chapter 14 Vocabulary

Active Solar Energy Systems Solar energy system that collects energy through the use of mechanical devices like photovoltaic cells or flat-plate collectors
Animate Power Power supplied by people or animals
Biodiversity The number of species in a specific habitat
Biomass Fuel Fuel that derives from plant material and animal waste
Conservation The sustainable use and management of a natural resource, through consuming it at a less rapid pace than it can be replaced
Ferrous Metals, including iron ore, that are utilized in the production of iron and steel
Fossil Fuel Energy source formed from the residue of plants and animals buried millions of years ago
Geothermal Energy Energy from steam or hot water produced from hot or molten underground rocks
Greenhouse Effect Anticipated increase in Earth’s temperature, caused by carbon dioxide(emitted by burning fossil fuels) trapping some of the radiation emitted by the surface
Hydroelectric Power Power generated by moving water
Inanimate Power Power supplied by machines
Non-Ferrous Metals utilized to make other products than iron and steel
Non-Renewable Energy A source of energy that is a finite supply capable of being exhausted
Pollution Addition of more waste than a resource can accommodate
Potential Reserve The amount of energy in deposits not yet identified but thought to exist
Preservation Maintenance of a resource in its present condition, with as little human impact as possible
Proven Reserve The amount of a resource remaining in discovered deposits
Renewable Energy A resource that has a theoretically unlimited supply and is not depleted when used by humans
Resource A substance in the environment that is useful to people, is economically and technologically feasible to access, and is socially accepted to use
Sustainable Development The level of development that can be maintained in a country without depleting resources to the extent that future generations will be unable to achieve a comparable level of development