Monday, 29 May 2023, 06:36
Site: Open Learning
Course: An introduction to energy resources (S278_2)
Glossary: S278_2 Glossary
Supplies of energy on Earth from internal and external processes that are continually available, whether they are used or not. They include solar, tidal, wave, wind, hydro and geothermal energy.
The average time that carbon stays in a reservoir before moving to another reservoir, estimated by the amount in the reservoir divided by the transfer rate.
The process where the organisms uses oxygen from air to react with the carbohydrates to liberate energy. Carbon dioxide and water are returned to the atmosphere during the respiration process.