low-energy environment

low-energy environment

[′lō ‚en·ər·jē in′vī·ərn·mənt]
(geology)
An aqueous sedimentary environment in which there is standing water with a general lack of wave or current action, permitting accumulation of very fine-grained sediments.
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Projector bulbs were starting to dim and teachers would have to turn off classroom lights to use the projectors, creating a low-energy environment.
Scott (1990) listed the environmental factors necessary for dominance of detritus-feeding nereinids as muddy substrates, plus stable, low-energy environments.

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