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AP Environmental Science Chapter 1
Environment
Environmental Science
System
Ecosystem
a sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence life.
the field that looks at interactions among humans and nature.
a set of interacting components that influence one another by…
the living and non-living components of a particular place on…
Environment
a sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence life.
Environmental Science
the field that looks at interactions among humans and nature.
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AP Environmental Science 1 - CISH
salination
phytoremediation
bioremediation
anticline
salt contamination of water or soils. This can occur due to e…
cleaning up polluted soils by the use of plants absorption of…
cleaning up polluted soils by the use of bacteria eating of c…
an upward fold in the rock profile
salination
salt contamination of water or soils. This can occur due to e…
phytoremediation
cleaning up polluted soils by the use of plants absorption of…
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AP Environmental Science vocab. 1
Affluence
Biodiversity
Culture
Ecological footprint
1. Wealth that results in high levels of consumption and unne…
1. Variety of different species (species diversity), genetic…
1. Whole of a society's knowledge, beliefs, technology, and p…
1. Amount of biologically productive land and water needed to…
Affluence
1. Wealth that results in high levels of consumption and unne…
Biodiversity
1. Variety of different species (species diversity), genetic…
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APES Module 1 Environmental Science
Environment
Environmental Science
Ecosystem
Biotic
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
the field of study that looks at interactions among human sys…
A particular location on Earth with interacting biotic and ab…
living
Environment
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
Environmental Science
the field of study that looks at interactions among human sys…
34 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 1
Environment
Environmental Science
System
Ecosystem
a sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence life.
the field that looks at interactions among humans and nature.
a set of interacting components that influence one another by…
the living and non-living components of a particular place on…
Environment
a sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence life.
Environmental Science
the field that looks at interactions among humans and nature.
34 terms
Environmental Science for AP* Chapter 1
environment
environmental science
system
ecosystem
All of the many factors that influence and affect life in an…
the field that looks at interactions among human systems and…
any set of interacting components that influence one another…
a particular location on Earth whose interacting components i…
environment
All of the many factors that influence and affect life in an…
environmental science
the field that looks at interactions among human systems and…
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Environmental Science for AP - Friedland and Relyea Chapter 1
environment
environmental science
system
ecosystem
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
the field that looks at interactions among human systems and…
any set of interacting components that influence one another…
a particular location on Earth whose interacting components i…
environment
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
environmental science
the field that looks at interactions among human systems and…
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Environmental Science for AP - Friedland and Relyea Chapter 1
environment
environmental science
system
ecosystem
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
the field that looks at interactions among human systems and…
any set of interacting components that influence one another…
a particular location on Earth whose interacting components i…
environment
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
environmental science
the field that looks at interactions among human systems and…
34 terms
Environmental Science for AP - Friedland and Relyea Chapter 1
environment
environmental science
system
ecosystem
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
the field that looks at interactions among human systems and…
any set of interacting components that influence one another…
a particular location on Earth whose interacting components i…
environment
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
environmental science
the field that looks at interactions among human systems and…
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AP Environmental Science - 1
Ecological footprint
Ecological overshoot
IPAT Model
Sustainability
Amount of land/ocean needed to supply an individual with food…
Ecological footprint is greater than the allotted amount base…
Environmental impact is equal to population x Affluence (cons…
Ability to meet current human economic and social needs witho…
Ecological footprint
Amount of land/ocean needed to supply an individual with food…
Ecological overshoot
Ecological footprint is greater than the allotted amount base…
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Environmental Science for AP - Friedland and Relyea Chapter 1
environment
environmental science
system
ecosystem
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
the field that looks at interactions among human systems and…
any set of interacting components that influence one another…
a particular location on Earth whose interacting components i…
environment
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
environmental science
the field that looks at interactions among human systems and…
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AP Environmental Science 1
Environment
Environmental Science
System
Ecosystem
Sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence life
The field that looks at interactions among human systems and…
Any set of interacting components that influence one another…
A particular location on earth whose interacting components i…
Environment
Sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence life
Environmental Science
The field that looks at interactions among human systems and…
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AP Environmental Science Vocabulary 1
air pollution
noise pollution
Water pollution
Sustainable Yield
presence of unwanted substances in air
presence of unwanted noise
presence of unwanted substance in water
amount of resources that can be removed/harvested w/o comprom…
air pollution
presence of unwanted substances in air
noise pollution
presence of unwanted noise
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AP Environmental Science Unit 1
Aesthetic Justification
Accuracy
Anthropogenic
Controlled Experiment
An argument for the conservation of nature on the grounds tha…
The extent to which a given measurement agrees with the stand…
(chiefly of environmental pollution and pollutants) originati…
An experiment that isolates the effect of one variable on a s…
Aesthetic Justification
An argument for the conservation of nature on the grounds tha…
Accuracy
The extent to which a given measurement agrees with the stand…
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AP Environmental Science Biomes
Temperate Deciduous Forest
Temperate Grassland
Temperate Rainforest
Tropical Rainforest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Large amoun…
-Warm all year round... -Very high amount of precipitation (300-…
Temperate Deciduous Forest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
Temperate Grassland
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
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AP Environmental Science Biomes
Temperate Deciduous Forest
Temperate Grassland
Temperate Rainforest
Tropical Rainforest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Large amoun…
-Warm all year round... -Very high amount of precipitation (300-…
Temperate Deciduous Forest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
Temperate Grassland
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
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AP Environmental Science: Nuclear
Isotope
Radioactive isotope
Alpha particles
Beta particles
two atoms of the same element with different numbers of neutr…
An atom with too many protons or neutrons that spontaneously…
Type of radioactive decay, is a helium nuclei, stopped by skin
Type of radioactive decay, electrons stopped by clothing, gla…
Isotope
two atoms of the same element with different numbers of neutr…
Radioactive isotope
An atom with too many protons or neutrons that spontaneously…
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Module 1 Environmental Science AP Environmental Science
Fracking
Environment
Environmental Science
Ecosystem
(hydraulic fracturing) method of oil/gas extraction that uses…
Environment the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that…
the field of study that looks at interactions among human sys…
a particular location on Earth distinguished by its mix of in…
Fracking
(hydraulic fracturing) method of oil/gas extraction that uses…
Environment
Environment the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that…
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AP Environmental Science Chapter 1 - Environmental Science
Fracking
Environment
Environmental Science
Ecosystem
hydraulic fracturing, a method of oil and gas extraction that…
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
the field of study that looks at interactions among human sys…
a particular location on Earth with interacting biotic and ab…
Fracking
hydraulic fracturing, a method of oil and gas extraction that…
Environment
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
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AP Environmental Science: Part 1
physical change
chemical change
nuclear change
radioactive decay
process that alters one or more physical properties of an ele…
interaction between chemicals in which the chemical compositi…
process in which nuclei of certain isotopes spontaneously cha…
change of a radioisotope to a different isotope by the emissi…
physical change
process that alters one or more physical properties of an ele…
chemical change
interaction between chemicals in which the chemical compositi…
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AP Environmental Science 1
Gaia Hypothesis
Environmental science
Ecosystem Services
Environmental Indicators
Planet is a living organism, born--> die, breathe, evolve
Interactions among human systems and those found in nature
Process by which life supporting resources such as clean wate…
Current state of environmental system
Gaia Hypothesis
Planet is a living organism, born--> die, breathe, evolve
Environmental science
Interactions among human systems and those found in nature
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AP Environmental Science Chapter 1 - Environmental Science
Fracking
Environment
Environmental Science
Ecosystem
hydraulic fracturing, a method of oil and gas extraction that…
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
the field of study that looks at interactions among human sys…
a particular location on Earth with interacting biotic and ab…
Fracking
hydraulic fracturing, a method of oil and gas extraction that…
Environment
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
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AP Environmental Science 1
Sustainability
Three principles of sustainability
Natural Capital
Natural services
The ability to sustain recourses a distance into the future.
Reliance on solar energy, biodiversity, chemical cycling
Natural recourses + natural services
Important processes done to nature such as air renewal water…
Sustainability
The ability to sustain recourses a distance into the future.
Three principles of sustainability
Reliance on solar energy, biodiversity, chemical cycling
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AP Environmental Science Unit 1 - Geology
salination
phytoremediation
bioremediation
anticline
salt contamination of water or soils. This can occur due to e…
cleaning up polluted soils by the use of plants absorption of…
cleaning up polluted soils by the use of bacteria eating of c…
an upward fold in the rock profile
salination
salt contamination of water or soils. This can occur due to e…
phytoremediation
cleaning up polluted soils by the use of plants absorption of…
34 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 1
Environment
Environmental Science
System
Ecosystem
a sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence life.
the field that looks at interactions among humans and nature.
a set of interacting components that influence one another by…
the living and non-living components of a particular place on…
Environment
a sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence life.
Environmental Science
the field that looks at interactions among humans and nature.
34 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 1
Environment
Environmental Science
System
Ecosystem
a sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence life.
the field that looks at interactions among humans and nature.
a set of interacting components that influence one another by…
the living and non-living components of a particular place on…
Environment
a sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence life.
Environmental Science
the field that looks at interactions among humans and nature.
34 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 1
Environment
Environmental Science
System
Ecosystem
a sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence life.
the field that looks at interactions among humans and nature.
a set of interacting components that influence one another by…
the living and non-living components of a particular place on…
Environment
a sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence life.
Environmental Science
the field that looks at interactions among humans and nature.
AP Environmental Science, Chapter 1
environment
environmental science
system
ecosystem
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
the field that looks at interactions among human systems and…
any set of interacting components that influence one another…
a particular location on Earth whose interacting components i…
environment
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
environmental science
the field that looks at interactions among human systems and…
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Environmental Science AP Chapter 1
environment
environmental science
ecosystem
biotic
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
the field that looks at interactions among human systems and…
a particular location on Earth whose interacting components i…
living
environment
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
environmental science
the field that looks at interactions among human systems and…
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AP Environmental Science Unit 1 Vocabulary
Hydrogen ion
Sodium ion
Calcium ion
Aluminum ion
H+
Na+
Ca+
Al3+
Hydrogen ion
H+
Sodium ion
Na+
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AP Environmental Science Chapter 1
Organic vs. Inorganic
Natural vs. Synthetic
Knietic vs. Potential Energy
Radioactive Decay
Organic refers to a compound made of carbon while inorganic r…
Something that is naturally occurring is natural. Something t…
Potential energy is stored energy while kinetic energy is the…
The process by which the nucleus of an unstable atom loses en…
Organic vs. Inorganic
Organic refers to a compound made of carbon while inorganic r…
Natural vs. Synthetic
Something that is naturally occurring is natural. Something t…
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AP Environmental Science - Chapter 1 & 2
Environment
Environmental Science
Ecology
Organisms
Everything around us and everything that effects a living org…
An interdisciplinary study of how humans interact with the en…
The biological studies of sciencce, thats studies how organis…
Living things.
Environment
Everything around us and everything that effects a living org…
Environmental Science
An interdisciplinary study of how humans interact with the en…
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AP Environmental Science #1
Environment
System
Ecosystem
Environmentalist
the sum of all conditions surrounding use that influence life.
any set of interacting components that influence one another…
Location on Earth whose interacting components include living…
a person who participates in environmentalism.
Environment
the sum of all conditions surrounding use that influence life.
System
any set of interacting components that influence one another…
AP Environmental Science- Chapter 1
Environment
Environmental Science
System
Ecosystem
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
the field of study that looks at interactions among human sys…
any set of interacting components that influence one another…
a particular location on Earth distinguished by its mix of in…
Environment
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
Environmental Science
the field of study that looks at interactions among human sys…
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AP Environmental Science Vocab Ch 1, 2
Solar Capital
Earth Capital
Environment
Sustainable System
energy from the sun - provides 99% of the Earth's energy
the planet's air, water, soil, wildlife, minerals, natural pu…
The sum of your surroundings
A system that can be maintained over time, meets the needs of…
Solar Capital
energy from the sun - provides 99% of the Earth's energy
Earth Capital
the planet's air, water, soil, wildlife, minerals, natural pu…
35 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 1
Fracking
Environment
Environmental Science
Ecosystem
The process of using high-pressure fluids to force open crack…
All the conditions surrounding us that influence life
The field of study that looks at interactions among human sys…
a particular location on Earth with interacting abiotic and b…
Fracking
The process of using high-pressure fluids to force open crack…
Environment
All the conditions surrounding us that influence life
34 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 1
Environment
Environmental Science
System
Ecosystem
a sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence life.
the field that looks at interactions among humans and nature.
a set of interacting components that influence one another by…
the living and non-living components of a particular place on…
Environment
a sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence life.
Environmental Science
the field that looks at interactions among humans and nature.
36 terms
AP Environmental Science: Unit 1
per capita
demography
total fertility rate (tfr)
carrying capacity
for each person; people taken individually and not by group
the study of statistics (like birth rate, death rate, income,…
the number of children born per women until the women reaches…
the maximum number of individuals of a given species that a p…
per capita
for each person; people taken individually and not by group
demography
the study of statistics (like birth rate, death rate, income,…
34 terms
Environmental Science for AP* Chapter 1
environment
environmental science
system
ecosystem
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
the field that looks at interactions among human systems and…
any set of interacting components that influence one another…
a particular location on Earth whose interacting components i…
environment
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
environmental science
the field that looks at interactions among human systems and…
57 terms
Unit 1 Ap Environmental Science
watershed
precipitation
Evaporation
evapotranspiration
Multiple rivers/streams that lead to a basin or sea
When it rains or snows, When water vapor turns into solid or…
When water evaporates and turns into gas form
When water is evaporated from plants and the soil
watershed
Multiple rivers/streams that lead to a basin or sea
precipitation
When it rains or snows, When water vapor turns into solid or…
63 terms
AP Environmental Science Unit 1 - Geology
salination
phytoremediation
bioremediation
anticline
salt contamination of water or soils. This can occur due to e…
cleaning up polluted soils by the use of plants absorption of…
cleaning up polluted soils by the use of bacteria eating of c…
an upward fold in the rock profile
salination
salt contamination of water or soils. This can occur due to e…
phytoremediation
cleaning up polluted soils by the use of plants absorption of…
14 terms
AP Environmental Science Unit 1
environmental justice
conservation
biocentrism
ecocentrism
the fair treatment of all people with respect to environmenta…
the idea that human beings should put natural resources to us…
the view or belief that gives intrinsic value to certain livi…
a perspective that judges actions in terms of their benefit o…
environmental justice
the fair treatment of all people with respect to environmenta…
conservation
the idea that human beings should put natural resources to us…
56 terms
AP Environmental Science Vocab (Chapters 1-3)
First Law Of Thermodynamics
Second Law of Thermodynamics
Percent of high-quality chemical energ…
Percent of low-quality chemical energy…
In all physical and chemical changes, energy is neither creat…
When energy changes from one form to another, some of the use…
6%
94%
First Law Of Thermodynamics
In all physical and chemical changes, energy is neither creat…
Second Law of Thermodynamics
When energy changes from one form to another, some of the use…
22 terms
AP Environmental Science UNIT 1
Poverty
people overpopulation
IPAT model
environmental sustainability
A condition in which people cannot meet their basic needs for…
a situation that occurs when each individual in a population…
an equation modeling the human impacts on the environment... I=…
the ability to meet the current human need to natural resourc…
Poverty
A condition in which people cannot meet their basic needs for…
people overpopulation
a situation that occurs when each individual in a population…
34 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 1
environment
environmental science
system
ecosystem
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
the field that looks at interactions among human systems and…
any set of interacting components that influence one another…
a particular location on Earth whose interacting components i…
environment
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
environmental science
the field that looks at interactions among human systems and…
173 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 1-3 Test
Fracking
Results of Fracking
Evironment
Environmental Science
procedure for oil and gas removal that utilizes liquids to cr…
Fracking: allows extraction of natural gas from previously un…
all the surroundings that have an impact on life
field of study with interests in human/ nature conflicts
Fracking
procedure for oil and gas removal that utilizes liquids to cr…
Results of Fracking
Fracking: allows extraction of natural gas from previously un…
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AP Environmental Science Chapter 4
Climate
Layers of Atmosphere
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Average weather that occurs in a region over a long period.
Most of the N2, O2 and H2O vapor is here. Densest Layer of At…
Less dense. Ozone is formed here. Blocks UV radiation
Climate
Average weather that occurs in a region over a long period.
Layers of Atmosphere
ap environmental science: test 1
environmental indicator
ecosystem services
sustainability
stewardship
describes or gives insight into current state of the environm…
benefits we receive from the environment
living in such a way that resource use does not deprive futur…
management of resources to ensure the ability of future gener…
environmental indicator
describes or gives insight into current state of the environm…
ecosystem services
benefits we receive from the environment
116 terms
AP Environmental Science Biomes, APES: The Living World Unit 1
Temperate Deciduous Forest
Temperate Grassland
Temperate Rainforest
Tropical Rainforest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Large amoun…
-Warm all year round... -Very high amount of precipitation (300-…
Temperate Deciduous Forest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
Temperate Grassland
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
109 terms
AP Environmental Science Biomes, APES: The Living World Unit 1
Temperate Deciduous Forest
Temperate Grassland
Temperate Rainforest
Tropical Rainforest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Large amoun…
-Warm all year round... -Very high amount of precipitation (300-…
Temperate Deciduous Forest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
Temperate Grassland
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
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