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the name given to the short term time when the Pacific Ocean is are warmer than usual because strong winds push warm water eastword
rays that hit the earth at an angle and there for have to cover more earth and don't radiate as much heat as vertical rays
the side of the mountain that gets no rain because by the time the air reaches it has already cooled and there for is dry
belts of prevailing winds that blow most of the time both hemispheres between 30 degrees north and south latitudes and the equator
belts of prevailing winds that blow most of the time both hemispheres between 30 degrees north and south latitudes and 60 degrees north and south latitudes
belts of prevailing winds that blow most of the time both hemispheres between 60 degrees north and south latitudes and the poles
Sunlight Rays enter atmosphere and heat the earth. When the gasses rise some escape into space but most are absorbed by the troposphere
shows that the average yearly concentration of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere has increased yearly
The average temperature of the earth's surface increasing throughout the 21st century
an agreement that says that the country must decrease the amount of emissions they released in 1990 by 5 percent by 2012
Conservation power plant
doing things to conserve energy so that another power plant does not have to be built.
Net zero energy
building produces as much energy as it consumes but is still connected to power plant
a substance harmful to the organisms that breathe the air or that break down the good ozone layer
The middle layer of Earth's atmosphere; the layer in which most meteoroids burn up; the atmospheric layer between the stratosphere and the thermosphere
the atmospheric layer between the mesosphere and the exosphere; the 4th layer of the atmosphere; space shuttle orbit here
layer of electrically charged particles in the thermosphere that absorbs AM radio waves during the day and reflects them back at night
pollutant formed by the chemical reactions of other primary or secondary pollutants
an odorless very poisonous gas that is a product of incomplete combustion of carbon (formed by heat sources such as furnaces, cars, etc.)
formed with high temperature, can make the body vulnerable to respiratory conditions, lung disease, and cancer. Contributes to brown haze and acid rain
air pollutant formed when fuel containing sulfur is burned; a colorless, irritating gas that contributes to formation of acid rain
Clean Air Act of 1970
The law that charged the Department of Transportation with the responsibility to reduce automobile emissions; made more PZEVs and ZEVs
atmospheric condition in which warm air traps cooler air near the earth's surface creating bad air quality and bad air pollution
headaches, allergies, chronic fatigue and other symptoms caused by poorly vented indoor air contaminated by pathogens or toxins
name given to a combination of fibers containing silica-were used building-resistance to heat and strong. Fibers can cut and scar the lungs
from furniture, carpeting, colorless gas that has a strong odor, very common industrial and commercial chemical...used to make building materials and household products
rain containing acids that form in the atmosphere when industrial gas emissions (especially sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides) combine with water
a range of numbers used to describe how acidic or basic a solution is; ranges from 0 (most acidic) to 14 (most basic)
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