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APES Vocab for Final ):
Terms in this set (25)
Law of Thermodynamics
energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transformed
second law of thermodynamics
when energy is changed from one form to another, some useful energy is always degraded into lower quality energy (usually heat)
radiation w/enough energy to free electrons from atoms forming ions, may cause cancer (ex. gamma, X-rays, UV).
nuclei of isotopes split apart when struck by neutrons
Nuclear Fussion (Definition)
Two isotopes of light elements (hydrogen) are forced together at extremely high temperatures until they fuse to form a heavier nucleus and release a lot of Energy (we can't control it at all)
Rich, dark organic material formed by decay of vegetable matter, essential to soil's fertility
removal of dissolved materials from soil by water moving downwards
perfect agricultural soil with equal portions of sand, silt, and clay.
water completely saturates soil starves plant roots of oxygen, rots roots
The cycle through which water in the hydrosphere moves; includes such processes as evaporation, precipitation, and surface and groundwater runoff
El Nino Southern Oscillation, trade winds weaken & warm surface water moves toward South America. Diminished fisheries off South America, drought in western Pacific, increased precipitation in southwestern North America, fewer Atlantic hurricanes.
Impact = Population x Affluence x Technology
% change formula
(new-old)/old x 100
growth rate equation for a nation
= (CBR +I) - (CDR + E)
global population growth rate
(CBR- CDR) X 100 = % Growth Rate
Doubling time (in years)
70/% growth rate
Net Primary Productivity (NPP) equation
Net production is equal to your Gross Production minus Respiration
G = giga = 106
M = =
k =kilometer = 1000 meter
base = meter/gram/liter = 1
c = centimeter = 100
m =meter = 100 centimeter
the impact of a person or community on the environment, expressed as the amount of land required to sustain their use of natural resources.
gradual change in living communities that follows a disturbance
APES EXAM QUESTIONS
A grassland is composed of many plant species that rely on many factors for survival. In addition to the plants, there exist many animals that graze or eat each other. Sometimes these populations of plants and animals get too large, but there is always something that keeps their population in check. The life drama of growth and death, life and decay, winter and summer, play out year after year. The aspect of sustainability that allows living organisms to take in needed atoms and molecules, and to return these same atoms and molecules at life's end, is called
Which of the following is an example of an external cost?
Which of the following laws gave the EPA authority to control hazardous waste from "cradle to grave", including the generation, transportation, treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste?
a method of bioremediation
plants to absorb contaminants for soil or water
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