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107 terms
Enviromental Science
Salinity
carbon source
climate change
global warming
a measure of the amount of dissolved salts in a given amount…
A body or process that releases carbon dioxide into the atmos…
long-term significant change in the weather patterns of an area
a rise in average global temperatures
Salinity
a measure of the amount of dissolved salts in a given amount…
carbon source
A body or process that releases carbon dioxide into the atmos…
10 terms
Enviromental Science
flammable
corrosive
hazardous
combustible
easily set on fire
having the quality of corroding or eating away
risky; dangerous
capable of catching fire or burning
flammable
easily set on fire
corrosive
having the quality of corroding or eating away
45 terms
enviromental science
what makes up 78% of the gas in the at…
large amounts of water vapor occur nea…
the lowest portion of earths atmosphere
the mid-stratosphere has less uv light…
nitrogen
what is water vapor
tropsphere
what is stratosphere
what makes up 78% of the gas in the at…
nitrogen
large amounts of water vapor occur nea…
what is water vapor
14 terms
enviromental science
case-control study
cohort study
contingent valuation
delivered dose
One type of epidemiological study design used to identify fac…
A study in which patients who presently have a certain condit…
A survey-based economic technique for the valuation of non-ma…
The portion of an internal dose that actually reaches a biolo…
case-control study
One type of epidemiological study design used to identify fac…
cohort study
A study in which patients who presently have a certain condit…
25 terms
Enviromental Science
Geosphere
Hydrosphere
Crust
Mantle
the solid part of earth that consists of all rock, as well as…
makes up all of the water on or near earth's surface.
is composed almost entirely of light elements.
layer beneath the crust, makes up 68 percent of the mass of e…
Geosphere
the solid part of earth that consists of all rock, as well as…
Hydrosphere
makes up all of the water on or near earth's surface.
10 terms
Enviromental science
biodiversity
climax community
ecological
flora
the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat o…
is a historic term that expressed a biological community of p…
is the gradual process by which ecosystems change and develop…
the plants of a particular region, habitat, or geological per…
biodiversity
the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat o…
climax community
is a historic term that expressed a biological community of p…
18 terms
Enviromental Science chapter 9
arable
Biological pest control
Desertification
Droughts
Fertile land that can be plowed to grow crops
Using living organisms or naturally produced chemicals to con…
Soil fertility can deteriorate so much that the land becomes…
Periods when rainfall is less than average
arable
Fertile land that can be plowed to grow crops
Biological pest control
Using living organisms or naturally produced chemicals to con…
10 terms
Enviromental Science
flammable
corrosive
hazardous
combustible
easily set on fire, able to burn; a synonym of combustible
having the quality of corroding or eating away
potentially harmful; dangerous
Capable of catching fire or burning; a synonym of flammable.
flammable
easily set on fire, able to burn; a synonym of combustible
corrosive
having the quality of corroding or eating away
37 terms
Enviromental science
Autotroph
biome
carbon cycle
cellular respiration
An organism that makes its own food
A group of ecosystems that share similar climates and typical…
Cyclic movement of carbon in different chemical forms from th…
Process that releases energy by breaking down glucose and oth…
Autotroph
An organism that makes its own food
biome
A group of ecosystems that share similar climates and typical…
10 terms
Enviromental science
enviromental science
population
biotic
food chain
the science of the enviroment's impact
a group of individuals that live in the same area
describes the living factors in the enviroment
a diagram that shows how the energy is found
enviromental science
the science of the enviroment's impact
population
a group of individuals that live in the same area
13 terms
enviromental science
urban
rural
ecosystem services
urbanization
mainly covered in buildings and roads.
few people and large areas of bare land
ressources produced by natural and artifical ecosystems
movement of people from rural areas to cities.
urban
mainly covered in buildings and roads.
rural
few people and large areas of bare land
16 terms
Enviromental Science
Climate
Cloud
Condensation nuclei
El Nino
the average weather pattern of religion over a long period of…
airbone masses of miscropic water particles.
small particles in the atmosphere that provide surface on whi…
dramatic warming of water in the East Pacific may hold the ke…
Climate
the average weather pattern of religion over a long period of…
Cloud
airbone masses of miscropic water particles.
enviromental science
lab safety
flammable
hazardous
wafting
lab safety precautions
easily set on fire, able to burn; a synonym of combustible
potentially harmful; dangerous
safely smelling chemicals by waving the smell with your hands…
lab safety
lab safety precautions
flammable
easily set on fire, able to burn; a synonym of combustible
17 terms
Enviromental Science
Archaea
Bacteria
Cambrian explosion
Cyanobacteria
Domain of unicellular prokaryotes that have cell walls that d…
(microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spir…
A burst of evolutionary origins when most of the major body p…
Bacteria that can carry out photosynthesis
Archaea
Domain of unicellular prokaryotes that have cell walls that d…
Bacteria
(microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spir…
54 terms
Enviromental science
Rocks formed from the cooling lava of…
The most abundant gas in earths atmosp…
More than 97% of the hydrosphere is
the 5 distant planets are made mostly of
Igneous rocks
Nitrogen
saltwater
gas
Rocks formed from the cooling lava of…
Igneous rocks
The most abundant gas in earths atmosp…
Nitrogen
21 terms
Enviromental Science
Water Cycle
Precipitation
Condensation
Evaporation
the cycle of processes by which water circulates between the…
Water released from clouds such as rain and hail
Water vapour in the air is turned into liquid
Water is changed into water vapour
Water Cycle
the cycle of processes by which water circulates between the…
Precipitation
Water released from clouds such as rain and hail
107 terms
Enviromental Science
Salinity
carbon source
climate change
global warming
a measure of the amount of dissolved salts in a given amount…
A body or process that releases carbon dioxide into the atmos…
long-term significant change in the weather patterns of an area
a rise in average global temperatures
Salinity
a measure of the amount of dissolved salts in a given amount…
carbon source
A body or process that releases carbon dioxide into the atmos…
52 terms
Enviromental Science
omnivores
herbivore
producers
producer
consumers that eat both plants and animals are
a deer is an example of a _____ because it its plants.
in an energy pyramid, the level with the most available energ…
an organism that can make its own food is called a
omnivores
consumers that eat both plants and animals are
herbivore
a deer is an example of a _____ because it its plants.
12 terms
Enviromental Science
Temperate Rain Forest
Taiga
Tropical Rain Forest
Deciduous Forest
a forest community characterized by cool, humid weather and a…
a region of evergreen, coniferous forest below the arctic and…
forests or jungles near the equator... large amounts of rain... lit…
trees that shed their leaves in the fall
Temperate Rain Forest
a forest community characterized by cool, humid weather and a…
Taiga
a region of evergreen, coniferous forest below the arctic and…
25 terms
Enviromental Science
The scientific method is a process tha…
Geothermal energy, wind energy, and so…
Which type of distribution is a result…
A coyote can alter its diet to match s…
testing hypotheses that are built on observations
renewable environmental resources
Uniform
a generalist, able to be flexible
The scientific method is a process tha…
testing hypotheses that are built on observations
Geothermal energy, wind energy, and so…
renewable environmental resources
403 terms
Enviromental Science
Abyssal plain
Absolute dating
Accretion
Achnelith
Flat or very gently sloping areas of the deep ocean basin flo…
the process of determining a specific date (in years or some…
a process by which material is added to a tectonic plate.
Small, glassy volcanic bomb, sphere, dumbbell and droplet sha…
Abyssal plain
Flat or very gently sloping areas of the deep ocean basin flo…
Absolute dating
the process of determining a specific date (in years or some…
20 terms
Enviromental Science
Pollution
Acid Rain
Ozone
Chlorofluorocarbons
Making the enviroment unclean with waste products.
Polluted rain resulting from the mixing of oxides and rain wa…
A thin layer of gas that protects us from the sun's harmful r…
Chemicals used in refrigators and or conditioners that destro…
Pollution
Making the enviroment unclean with waste products.
Acid Rain
Polluted rain resulting from the mixing of oxides and rain wa…
39 terms
Enviromental science
environmental science
disciplines of Environmental science
Scientific Method
Steps in the Scientific Method
Study of humanity relationship with organisms and the physica…
Biology... geography... chemistry... geology... physics ... economics... demogr…
Established process that scientists use to answer questions
1. Determining a question... 2. Develop a hypothesis... 3. Design/p…
environmental science
Study of humanity relationship with organisms and the physica…
disciplines of Environmental science
Biology... geography... chemistry... geology... physics ... economics... demogr…
31 terms
Enviromental Science
Ecosystem
Habitat
Biotic factors
Abiotic factors
all the living and nonliving things that interact in a partic…
place where organism lives and that provides the things the o…
the living parts of an ecosystem
the nonliving parts of an ecosystem
Ecosystem
all the living and nonliving things that interact in a partic…
Habitat
place where organism lives and that provides the things the o…
9 terms
Enviromental science
Organism
Species
Population
Community
A living thing.
A group of organisms that are physically similar and can mate…
All the members of one species in a particular area.
All the different populations that live together in an area.
Organism
A living thing.
Species
A group of organisms that are physically similar and can mate…
enviromental science
empiricism
Uniformitarianism
Parsimony:
Uncertainty:
using real observations
: based on forces or natural laws that are... the same in past a…
simpler explanation makes more sense
new evidence can unmake old theories
empiricism
using real observations
Uniformitarianism
: based on forces or natural laws that are... the same in past a…
76 terms
Enviromental Science
Geology
Enviromental Geology
Five Systems of Geology
Mineralogy & economic geology
Study of earths contents, e.g, rocks minerals
Branch of geology which deals with Human & Earth Environment
Solid earth, life, water, ice, air
Minerals
Geology
Study of earths contents, e.g, rocks minerals
Enviromental Geology
Branch of geology which deals with Human & Earth Environment
18 terms
enviromental science
acid
alkaline
alluvium
aquaculture
A substance that increases the hydrogen ion concentration of…
a basic substance; chemically, a substance that absorbs hydro…
Clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposit…
the cultivation of seafood
acid
A substance that increases the hydrogen ion concentration of…
alkaline
a basic substance; chemically, a substance that absorbs hydro…
17 terms
Enviromental Science
Archaea
Bacteria
Cambrian explosion
Cyanobacteria
Domain of unicellular prokaryotes that have cell walls that d…
(microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spir…
A burst of evolutionary origins when most of the major body p…
Bacteria that can carry out photosynthesis
Archaea
Domain of unicellular prokaryotes that have cell walls that d…
Bacteria
(microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spir…
11 terms
enviromental science
The region on Earth where all living t…
All of the living and non-living eleme…
The non-living elements; Sunlight, soi…
The living elements from bacteria to b…
Biosphere
Ecosystems
Abiotic Factors
Biotic Factors
The region on Earth where all living t…
Biosphere
All of the living and non-living eleme…
Ecosystems
41 terms
enviromental science
enviromental science
ecology
agriculture
natural resource
study of the enviroment that includes the phsical, biological…
study of how living things interact with each other and with…
the practice of growing breeding and caring for plants and an…
any natural material thats used by humans
enviromental science
study of the enviroment that includes the phsical, biological…
ecology
study of how living things interact with each other and with…
140 terms
Enviromental Science
Renewable natural Resources
Nonrenewable Resources
Tragedy of Commons
Ecological footprint
resources provided by nature that can replace themselves
resources such as fossil fuels, which can not be made again.
Commons - tract of land shared by communities on which they g…
A way of measuring how much of an impact a person or communit…
Renewable natural Resources
resources provided by nature that can replace themselves
Nonrenewable Resources
resources such as fossil fuels, which can not be made again.
10 terms
Enviromental science
Fertility rate
Devopling countries
Birth rate
Devolped countries
Generaly expressed as number of births per 1000womanaged 15-4…
A poor agricultural country that is seeking to become more ad…
Number of lives birth per populated year
Industeralized country or more economly devolped country
Fertility rate
Generaly expressed as number of births per 1000womanaged 15-4…
Devopling countries
A poor agricultural country that is seeking to become more ad…
enviromental science
Biodiversity
POPULATION
ECOSYSTEMS
NICHE
the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat o…
a particular section, group, or type of people or animals liv…
a biological community of interacting organisms and their phy…
place or position (something) in a niche.
Biodiversity
the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat o…
POPULATION
a particular section, group, or type of people or animals liv…
10 terms
Enviromental science
Biosphere
Consumption crisis
Ecology
Experiment
Zone of life on Earth. Global sum of ecosystem.
Situation in which natural resources are wasted or polluted.
Branch of biology that deals with the relationship of organis…
To test something to prove a theory or hypothesis
Biosphere
Zone of life on Earth. Global sum of ecosystem.
Consumption crisis
Situation in which natural resources are wasted or polluted.
107 terms
Enviromental Science
Salinity
carbon source
climate change
global warming
a measure of the amount of dissolved salts in a given amount…
A body or process that releases carbon dioxide into the atmos…
long-term significant change in the weather patterns of an area
a rise in average global temperatures
Salinity
a measure of the amount of dissolved salts in a given amount…
carbon source
A body or process that releases carbon dioxide into the atmos…
12 terms
enviromental science
law of supply and demand
ecological foot print
sustainability
observation
a law of economics that states that as the demand for a good…
a calculation that shows the productive area of earth needed…
the condition in which human needs are met in such a way that…
the process of obtaining information by using the senses the…
law of supply and demand
a law of economics that states that as the demand for a good…
ecological foot print
a calculation that shows the productive area of earth needed…
34 terms
Enviromental Science
Producer
Consumer
Decomposer
Keystone species
Uses the suns energy (plants to convert carbon dioxide into c…
Uses producers for energy
Uses consumers and produces for energy
Species critical to the survival of an ecosystem
Producer
Uses the suns energy (plants to convert carbon dioxide into c…
Consumer
Uses producers for energy
25 terms
Enviromental science
Energy
Work
Power
Potential energy
The capacity to do work. Common forms are light, heat, electr…
Change associated with the motion or state of matter.
Ability to perform an activity
The ability to do work that is stored in some chemical or phy…
Energy
The capacity to do work. Common forms are light, heat, electr…
Work
Change associated with the motion or state of matter.
32 terms
Enviromental science
Law 1 (Kepler)
Law 2 (Kepler)
Law 3 (Kepler)
Law of Gravity (Newton)
The shape of the data
How fast the planet moves at each point in its orbit
How long the planet takes to complete one orbit
Any two objects attract each other with a force that is relat…
Law 1 (Kepler)
The shape of the data
Law 2 (Kepler)
How fast the planet moves at each point in its orbit
40 terms
Enviromental Science
Ecological Footprint
Enviormentalism
Where are the tetonic plates located?
what boundries are trecnhes formed by?
Resource Use and waste
A social movement dedicated to protecting the natural world
Lithosphere
Convergant
Ecological Footprint
Resource Use and waste
Enviormentalism
A social movement dedicated to protecting the natural world
33 terms
Enviromental Science
Creating a pile of biodegradable munuc…
Process of top soil is blown off previ…
Top soil is blown off or washed away
Fertilizers cause pond algae to overgr…
Composting
Desertification
Erison
Eutrophication
Creating a pile of biodegradable munuc…
Composting
Process of top soil is blown off previ…
Desertification
Enviromental Science
Boligrafo
Borrador
El Cesto de papeles
Escritorio
Pen
eraser
Garbage Can
Desk
Boligrafo
Pen
Borrador
eraser
11 terms
enviromental science
ecology
organism
species
solar energy
the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organi…
an individual animal or plant
a group of organisms
light and heat from the sun
ecology
the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organi…
organism
an individual animal or plant
9 terms
ENVIROMENTAL SCIENCE
Mollusk
Taxonomy
Specimen
Invertebrates
A soft-bodied animal that lives inside a hard shell
A branch of science that deals with classifying species
An example of a species
An insect or another species without a backbone
Mollusk
A soft-bodied animal that lives inside a hard shell
Taxonomy
A branch of science that deals with classifying species
53 terms
Enviromental science
What are the basic assumptions of scie…
hypothesis and a theory
steps in scientific method
probability
Science rest on the assumption that the world is knowledgeabl…
A hypothesis is a testable explanation and I theory is an exp…
1. Observe... 2. Propose a hypothesis... 3. Develop a test of the h…
Probability is a measure of how likely something is to occur
What are the basic assumptions of scie…
Science rest on the assumption that the world is knowledgeabl…
hypothesis and a theory
A hypothesis is a testable explanation and I theory is an exp…
17 terms
ENVIROMENTAL SCIENCE
Photosynthesis
Producer
Consumers
Decompsers
The process by which plants algae and bacteria use sunlight c…
Organism that can make organic molecules from inorganic molec…
An organism that eats other organisms or organic matter inste…
An organism that feed by breaking down organic matter from de…
Photosynthesis
The process by which plants algae and bacteria use sunlight c…
Producer
Organism that can make organic molecules from inorganic molec…
15 terms
enviromental science
surface water
river system
watershed
ground water
fresh water on earths land surface
streams and rivers that move across the land, they form a flo…
area of land that is chained by a river
water beneath the earths surface in seaiment and rock formati…
surface water
fresh water on earths land surface
river system
streams and rivers that move across the land, they form a flo…
14 terms
enviromental science
astronomy
atmosphere
background radiation
big bang theory
study of the unuiverse and beyond
thick blanket of gases beyond the earth
low levels of energy evenly distributed throughout the universe
theory that all matter and energy in the universe was compres…
astronomy
study of the unuiverse and beyond
atmosphere
thick blanket of gases beyond the earth
10 terms
Enviromental Science
Biotic
Food Chain
Environmental Science
Population
Describes living factors in the environment.
A diagram that represents how the energy in food molecules fl…
The science of the interactions in the environment, including…
A group of individuals of the same species that live together…
Biotic
Describes living factors in the environment.
Food Chain
A diagram that represents how the energy in food molecules fl…
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