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AP environmental science weather and climate
How can annual fluctuations in Carbon…
Disposal of refrigerators and air cond…
Volcanism
Drops in stratospheric ozone levels in…
Seasonal photosynthetic activity of green plants
The stratospheric zone
cooling of earths atmosphere
Antarctic spring (october)
How can annual fluctuations in Carbon…
Seasonal photosynthetic activity of green plants
Disposal of refrigerators and air cond…
The stratospheric zone
27 terms
AP Environmental Science - Global Climate Change
climate
global climate change
global warming
greenhouse gas
the pattern of atmospheric conditions found across large geog…
any variation in aspects of Earth's climate, such as temperat…
an increase in Earth's average surface temperature
a substance such as carbon dioxide, methane, water vapor, ozo…
climate
the pattern of atmospheric conditions found across large geog…
global climate change
any variation in aspects of Earth's climate, such as temperat…
10 terms
AP Environmental Science: Biome Cards Location and Climate
Tundra
Taiga/Boreal Forest
Temperate Deciduous Forest
Temperate Rainforest
Located in far north, Greenland and Antarctica; Very cold, wi…
Located in the north, Alaska & Russia; Coniferous forests; ve…
Europe & East Asia; Trees lose leaves each year; warm, moist…
United States & Southern South America; Humid, with lots of a…
Tundra
Located in far north, Greenland and Antarctica; Very cold, wi…
Taiga/Boreal Forest
Located in the north, Alaska & Russia; Coniferous forests; ve…
22 terms
AP Environmental Science Climate/Weather
Weather
Climate
Prevailing winds
Coriolis effect
Day to day properties like wind speed/direction, temp, precip…
Constant patterns over 30 years or more, avg temp and avg pre…
Belts of air that distribute heat and moisture unevenly
winds moving north from equator are deflected to the right or…
Weather
Day to day properties like wind speed/direction, temp, precip…
Climate
Constant patterns over 30 years or more, avg temp and avg pre…
32 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 7: Climate and Biodiversity
climate
tropical, polar, and temeperate
tropical
polar
the average atmospheric or weather conditions/patterns in a g…
What are the three major types of climate?
areas near the equator, receiving the most intense sunlight.
areas near the earth's poles, receiving the least intense sun…
climate
the average atmospheric or weather conditions/patterns in a g…
tropical, polar, and temeperate
What are the three major types of climate?
36 terms
AP Environmental Science Unit 3- Nutrient Cycles and Climate
ammonification
Kyoto Protocol
greenhouse effect
coriolis effect
decomposers convert animal/plant waste into ammonia
Agreement among 150 nations requiring developed countries to…
Natural situation in which heat is retained in Earth's atmosp…
Causes moving air and water to turn left in the southern hemi…
ammonification
decomposers convert animal/plant waste into ammonia
Kyoto Protocol
Agreement among 150 nations requiring developed countries to…
44 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 4 (Global Climates and Biomes)
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
16 terms
Ch. 18 AP Environmental Science (Global Climate Change)
Kyoto Protocol
Storm surge
Albedo
Global Climate Change
An 1997 international treaty according to which developed cou…
Excess seawater driven landward by wind during a storm; the l…
The proportional reflectance of Earth's surface; glaciers and…
A broad term that refers to changes in the earth's climate mo…
Kyoto Protocol
An 1997 international treaty according to which developed cou…
Storm surge
Excess seawater driven landward by wind during a storm; the l…
25 terms
Ch. 18 AP Environmental Science (Global Climate Change)
An Inconvenient Truth
Kyoto Protocol
Storm surge
Albedo
Al Gore made the documentary about global warming and its aff…
An 1997 international treaty according to which developed cou…
Excess seawater driven landward by wind during a storm; the l…
The proportional reflectance of Earth's surface; glaciers and…
An Inconvenient Truth
Al Gore made the documentary about global warming and its aff…
Kyoto Protocol
An 1997 international treaty according to which developed cou…
33 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 15 Air, Weather, and Climate
Weather
Climate
Aerosols
Layers of the atmosphere
-Daily temperature and moisture conditions in a place
-Long-term weather patterns of weather in a region over long…
-Minute particles and liquid droplets... -Important role in Eart…
-Four distinct layers, due to differences in absorption of so…
Weather
-Daily temperature and moisture conditions in a place
Climate
-Long-term weather patterns of weather in a region over long…
36 terms
AP Environmental Science Unit 3- Nutrient Cycles and Climate
ammonification
Kyoto Protocol
greenhouse effect
coriolis effect
decomposers convert animal/plant waste into ammonia
Agreement among 150 nations requiring developed countries to…
Natural situation in which heat is retained in Earth's atmosp…
Causes moving air and water to turn left in the southern hemi…
ammonification
decomposers convert animal/plant waste into ammonia
Kyoto Protocol
Agreement among 150 nations requiring developed countries to…
29 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 7: Climate and Biodiversity
tropical, polar, and temeperate
tropical
polar
temperate
What are the three major types of climate?
areas near the equator, receiving the most intense sunlight.
areas near the earth's poles, receiving the least intense sun…
areas between the equatorial region and the earth's two poles.
tropical, polar, and temeperate
What are the three major types of climate?
tropical
areas near the equator, receiving the most intense sunlight.
32 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 7: Climate and Biodiversity
climate
tropical, polar, and temeperate
tropical
polar
the average atmospheric or weather conditions/patterns in a g…
What are the three major types of climate?
areas near the equator, receiving the most intense sunlight.
areas near the earth's poles, receiving the least intense sun…
climate
the average atmospheric or weather conditions/patterns in a g…
tropical, polar, and temeperate
What are the three major types of climate?
11 terms
AP Environmental Science-Climate Change and Ozone
Glacial
Interglacial
Intergovernmental panel on climate cha…
US Global Change Research Program
Freezing periods in time, ice ages
Thawing of the land
Made by the UN and makes conclusions on climate change
The U.S. Version to project future climate changes and impacts
Glacial
Freezing periods in time, ice ages
Interglacial
Thawing of the land
44 terms
Chapter 19 Climate Disruption AP Environmental Science
1) 19-1A How Is the Earth's Climate Ch…
2) 19-1B What are reasons for the Eart…
3) 19-1C Extra information
4) 19-2A Why Is the Earth's Climate Ch…
19-1 Considerable scientific evidence indicates that the eart…
A. Temperature and climate have been changing throughout the…
B. Geologic records and atmospheric measurements provide a we…
19-2 Scientific evidence strongly indicates that the earth's…
1) 19-1A How Is the Earth's Climate Ch…
19-1 Considerable scientific evidence indicates that the eart…
2) 19-1B What are reasons for the Eart…
A. Temperature and climate have been changing throughout the…
32 terms
AP Environmental Science - Chapter 19 Climate Disruption
What is happening in Greenland?
What is the minimum period considered…
How has our planet's climate been alte…
Glacial and inter-glacial periods
Greenland's ice is melting at a slow but accelerating rate du…
3 decades and preferably 30-60 years
By changes in the sun's output of solar energy, meteorite imp…
Alternating cycles of global cooling and global warming
What is happening in Greenland?
Greenland's ice is melting at a slow but accelerating rate du…
What is the minimum period considered…
3 decades and preferably 30-60 years
44 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 7 (Climates and Biomes)
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
33 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 15: Air, Weather, and Climate
Describe two things that California ha…
Name the layers of the atmosphere in o…
Which atmospheric layer contains ozone…
What are three consequences of stratos…
California passed a groundbreaking law that places a cap on e…
Troposphere, Tropopause; Stratosphere,stratopause; Mesosphere…
The stratosphere
1. increasing amounts of UV radiation that reaches the Earth'…
Describe two things that California ha…
California passed a groundbreaking law that places a cap on e…
Name the layers of the atmosphere in o…
Troposphere, Tropopause; Stratosphere,stratopause; Mesosphere…
16 terms
AP Environmental Science 9.01 Climate Change
changes in environments over the past…
climate change through history
What causes these cycles of freezing a…
measuring climate change
-in arctic, less ice coverage every year; melting permafrost…
cenozoic era... -begins with mass extinctions 65 million years a…
-changes in the earth's orbit... -changes in the sun's intensity…
historical records... -past 150 years, humans have recorded temp…
changes in environments over the past…
-in arctic, less ice coverage every year; melting permafrost…
climate change through history
cenozoic era... -begins with mass extinctions 65 million years a…
8 terms
AP Environmental Science - Chapter 7: Climate and Biodiversity
Weather
Climate
Ocean Currents
Greenhouse Gases
A set of physical conditions of the lower atmosphere includin…
The general pattern of atmospheric conditions in a given area…
Mass movements of surface water driven by winds blowing over…
Molecules of certain gases in the atmosphere that absorb some…
Weather
A set of physical conditions of the lower atmosphere includin…
Climate
The general pattern of atmospheric conditions in a given area…
32 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 7: Climate and Biodiversity
climate
tropical, polar, and temeperate
tropical
polar
the average atmospheric or weather conditions/patterns in a g…
What are the three major types of climate?
areas near the equator, receiving the most intense sunlight.
areas near the earth's poles, receiving the least intense sun…
climate
the average atmospheric or weather conditions/patterns in a g…
tropical, polar, and temeperate
What are the three major types of climate?
24 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 7: Climate and Biodiversity
climate
tropical, polar, and temeperate
tropical
polar
the average atmospheric or weather conditions/patterns in a g…
What are the three major types of climate?
areas near the equator, receiving the most intense sunlight.
areas near the earth's poles, receiving the least intense sun…
climate
the average atmospheric or weather conditions/patterns in a g…
tropical, polar, and temeperate
What are the three major types of climate?
44 terms
Chapter 19 Climate Disruption AP Environmental Science
1) 19-1A How Is the Earth's Climate Ch…
2) 19-1B What are reasons for the Eart…
3) 19-1C Extra information
4) 19-2A Why Is the Earth's Climate Ch…
19-1 Considerable scientific evidence indicates that the eart…
A. Temperature and climate have been changing throughout the…
B. Geologic records and atmospheric measurements provide a we…
19-2 Scientific evidence strongly indicates that the earth's…
1) 19-1A How Is the Earth's Climate Ch…
19-1 Considerable scientific evidence indicates that the eart…
2) 19-1B What are reasons for the Eart…
A. Temperature and climate have been changing throughout the…
27 terms
AP Environmental Science - Global Climate Change
climate
global climate change
global warming
greenhouse gas
the pattern of atmospheric conditions found across large geog…
any variation in aspects of Earth's climate, such as temperat…
an increase in Earth's average surface temperature
a substance such as carbon dioxide, methane, water vapor, ozo…
climate
the pattern of atmospheric conditions found across large geog…
global climate change
any variation in aspects of Earth's climate, such as temperat…
32 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 7: Climate and Biodiversity
climate
tropical, polar, and temeperate
tropical
polar
the average atmospheric or weather conditions/patterns in a g…
What are the three major types of climate?
areas near the equator, receiving the most intense sunlight.
areas near the earth's poles, receiving the least intense sun…
climate
the average atmospheric or weather conditions/patterns in a g…
tropical, polar, and temeperate
What are the three major types of climate?
30 terms
AP Environmental Science - Air pollution, Climate, Atmosphere
Sick Building Syndrome
Brown Smog
Albedo Effect
Photochemical Smog
A sickness caused by being indoors and poor ventilation; VOCs…
Photochemical smog; NOs + VOCs + sunlight → new chemicals whi…
percentage of light reflected by an object; snow/white object…
"Brown Smog"; NOs + VOCs + Sunlight → new acids/chemicals whi…
Sick Building Syndrome
A sickness caused by being indoors and poor ventilation; VOCs…
Brown Smog
Photochemical smog; NOs + VOCs + sunlight → new chemicals whi…
41 terms
AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE GLOBAL CLIMATE AND HYDROLOGY VOCAB
Climate
Weather
Troposphere
Stratosphere
physical properties of the troposphere of an area based on an…
short term changes in the temperature, pressure, humidity, pr…
innermost layer of atmosphere. contains about 75% of mass of…
second layer of atmosphere (17-48 km). contains small amounts…
Climate
physical properties of the troposphere of an area based on an…
Weather
short term changes in the temperature, pressure, humidity, pr…
13 terms
Environmental Science Climate Change
climate
weather
greenhouse gas
insolation
A description of the long-term pattern of weather in a partic…
Description of the physical conditions of the atmosphere (moi…
Gasses added to the atmosphere by human actions that trap hea…
Incoming solar radiation.
climate
A description of the long-term pattern of weather in a partic…
weather
Description of the physical conditions of the atmosphere (moi…
33 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 20 Air, Weather, and Climate
Weather
Climate
Aerosols
Layers of the atmosphere
-Daily temperature and moisture conditions in a place
-Long-term weather patterns of weather in a region over long…
-Minute particles and liquid droplets... -Important role in Eart…
-Four distinct layers, due to differences in absorption of so…
Weather
-Daily temperature and moisture conditions in a place
Climate
-Long-term weather patterns of weather in a region over long…
25 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 7: Climate and Terrestrial Biodiversity
weather
climate
uneven heating of the earth's surface…
currents
local area's short-term temperature, precipitation, humidity,…
area's general pattern of atmospheric or weather conditions m…
3 major factors that determine how air circulates in the lowe…
prevailing winds blowing over the oceans produce mass movemen…
weather
local area's short-term temperature, precipitation, humidity,…
climate
area's general pattern of atmospheric or weather conditions m…
35 terms
Environmental Science Climate Change
What is the fastest developing area of…
Climate
Weather
Global Climate Change
Climate change.
An area's long term atmospheric conditions, including tempera…
Short term conditions at localized sites.
Describes trends and variations in Earth's climate.
What is the fastest developing area of…
Climate change.
Climate
An area's long term atmospheric conditions, including tempera…
43 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 15 Air, Weather, and Climate
Is Antarctica Melting?
The Atmosphere and Climate
Weather
Climate
-Over the past years, the Antarctic Peninsula has warmed abou…
-Earth's earliest atmosphere consisted mainly of hydrogen and…
-Daily temperature and moisture conditions in a place
-Long-term weather patterns of weather in a region over long…
Is Antarctica Melting?
-Over the past years, the Antarctic Peninsula has warmed abou…
The Atmosphere and Climate
-Earth's earliest atmosphere consisted mainly of hydrogen and…
43 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 15 Air, Weather, and Climate
Is Antarctica Melting?
The Atmosphere and Climate
Weather
Climate
-Over the past years, the Antarctic Peninsula has warmed abou…
-Earth's earliest atmosphere consisted mainly of hydrogen and…
-Daily temperature and moisture conditions in a place
-Long-term weather patterns of weather in a region over long…
Is Antarctica Melting?
-Over the past years, the Antarctic Peninsula has warmed abou…
The Atmosphere and Climate
-Earth's earliest atmosphere consisted mainly of hydrogen and…
33 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 15: Air, Weather, and Climate
Describe two things that California ha…
Name the layers of the atmosphere in o…
Which atmospheric layer contains ozone…
What are three consequences of stratos…
California passed a groundbreaking law that places a cap on e…
Troposphere, Tropopause; Stratosphere,stratopause; Mesosphere…
The stratosphere
1. increasing amounts of UV radiation that reaches the Earth'…
Describe two things that California ha…
California passed a groundbreaking law that places a cap on e…
Name the layers of the atmosphere in o…
Troposphere, Tropopause; Stratosphere,stratopause; Mesosphere…
11 terms
Environmental Science - Climate and Biomes
Tropical Rainforest
Tropical Monsoon Forest
Savanna
Desert
- rainfall is abundant and temperatures are warm to hot year-…
- drought-tolerant forests that look brown and dormant in the…
- too little rainfall to support forests... - has a rainy season…
- hot or cold, but always dry... - occur where precipitation is…
Tropical Rainforest
- rainfall is abundant and temperatures are warm to hot year-…
Tropical Monsoon Forest
- drought-tolerant forests that look brown and dormant in the…
AP environmental science global climates and biomes
Climate
Troposphere
Statosphere
Albedo
The average weather that occurs in a given region over a long…
A layer of the atmosphere closest to the surface of the earth…
The layer of the atmosphere right above the troposphere, exte…
The percentage of incoming sunlight reflected from a surface.
Climate
The average weather that occurs in a given region over a long…
Troposphere
A layer of the atmosphere closest to the surface of the earth…
44 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 4 (Global Climates and Biomes)
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
20 terms
Environmental Science Atmosphere and Climate
Threats to Biodiversity
Aquaculture
Exotic Species
Climate Change
habitat loss and fragmentation, overexploitation, introductio…
fish farming, ponds, ocean "pens", and issues: nutrient relea…
native species are unable to compete with introduced species
many species live near the limit of their physiological toler…
Threats to Biodiversity
habitat loss and fragmentation, overexploitation, introductio…
Aquaculture
fish farming, ponds, ocean "pens", and issues: nutrient relea…
44 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 4 (Global Climates and Biomes)
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
12 terms
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…
AP Environmental Science Unit 3- Nutrient Cycles and Climate
ammonification
Kyoto Protocol
greenhouse effect
coriolis effect
decomposers convert animal/plant waste into ammonia
Agreement among 150 nations requiring developed countries to…
Natural situation in which heat is retained in Earth's atmosp…
Causes moving air and water to turn left in the southern hemi…
ammonification
decomposers convert animal/plant waste into ammonia
Kyoto Protocol
Agreement among 150 nations requiring developed countries to…
10 terms
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…
15 terms
Environmental Science - Climate Change
weather
climate
global warming
kyoto protocol
short-term changes in atmospheric variables - fluctuates
determined by average weather conditions in particular areas…
an average increase in the temperature of the atmosphere near…
an international agreement first adopted in 1997 that aims to…
weather
short-term changes in atmospheric variables - fluctuates
climate
determined by average weather conditions in particular areas…
33 terms
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…
48 terms
AP Environmental Science 3.02 Climate and Terrestrial Biodiversity
Why are deserts like the Karoo only lo…
Why are deserts valuable to the ecolog…
What are the major threats to desert e…
weather events
earth's climate is different at different latitudes due to di…
winds transport nutrients across the planet
fragile places where productivity is often low, plants grow s…
temperature and precipitation changes that last from a few ho…
Why are deserts like the Karoo only lo…
earth's climate is different at different latitudes due to di…
Why are deserts valuable to the ecolog…
winds transport nutrients across the planet
17 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 4 (Global Climates and Biomes)
Climate
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Albedo
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
% of incoming sunlight that is reflected from a surface
Climate
Average weather that occurs in a region over a long period.
Troposphere
Most of the N2, O2 and H2O vapor is here. Densest Layer of At…
31 terms
AP Environmental Science (Climate and Biodiversity-Chapter 7) Vocabulary
weather
climate
ocean currents
albedo
a set of physical conditions of the lower atmosphere such as…
an area's general pattern of atmospheric conditions over peri…
movements of surface water caused by prevailing winds
????
weather
a set of physical conditions of the lower atmosphere such as…
climate
an area's general pattern of atmospheric conditions over peri…
44 terms
For Maddy - AP Environmental Science Chapter 4 (Global Climates and Biomes)
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
21 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 4 Global Climates & Biomes
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Albedo
Saturation Point
A layer of the atmosphere closest to the surface of Earth ext…
The layer of the atmosphere above the troposphere extending 1…
The percentage of incoming sunlight reflected from a surface.
The maximum amount of water vapor in the air at a given tempe…
Troposphere
A layer of the atmosphere closest to the surface of Earth ext…
Stratosphere
The layer of the atmosphere above the troposphere extending 1…
41 terms
AP Environmental Science Vocab - Chapter 4 - Global Climates & Biomes
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Albedo
Saturation point
layer of the atmosphere closest to the surface of the earth
layer of the atmosphere above the troposphere
the percentage of incoming sunlight reflected from a surface
maximum amount of water vapor into the air at a given temp
Troposphere
layer of the atmosphere closest to the surface of the earth
Stratosphere
layer of the atmosphere above the troposphere
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