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Air Pollution
primary pollutants
secondary pollutants
sulfur dioxides
Carbon monoxide
chemical that has been added directly to the air by natural e…
harmful chemical formed in the atmosphere when a primary air…
colorless gas with an irritating odor about one-third comes f…
colorless, odorless, and highly toxic gas that forms during t…
primary pollutants
chemical that has been added directly to the air by natural e…
secondary pollutants
harmful chemical formed in the atmosphere when a primary air…
13 terms
Types of air pollution
Particulate matter
Particulate matter
Nitrogen oxides
Nitrogen oxides
Solids and liquids suspended in the atmosphere
Ex: Soil particles, soot, lead, asbestos, sea salt, sulfuric…
Gases produced by chemical interactions between nitrogen and…
Ex: Fuel combustion, NOx, NO2
Particulate matter
Solids and liquids suspended in the atmosphere
Particulate matter
Ex: Soil particles, soot, lead, asbestos, sea salt, sulfuric…
16 terms
Chp. 12-Air
Air pollution
Primary pollutant
Secondary pollutant
Smog
the contamination of the atmosphere by the introduction of po…
pollutant that is put directly into the air by human or natur…
formed when primary pollutants react with other primary pollu…
air pollution composed of a mixture of smoke and fog produced…
Air pollution
the contamination of the atmosphere by the introduction of po…
Primary pollutant
pollutant that is put directly into the air by human or natur…
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APES Ch. 15 Lecture Outline Quizlet
Air Pollution
Tropospheric pollution
Clean Air Act (1970)
Criteria pollutants
the introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, or microor…
Up to 10 miles, AkA Ground Level Pollution, Natural and anthr…
Scientists gave information to identify major pollutants, 6 i…
another name for the 6 major pollutants. the EPA must specify…
Air Pollution
the introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, or microor…
Tropospheric pollution
Up to 10 miles, AkA Ground Level Pollution, Natural and anthr…
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Envi Sci Chapter 6 Air Pollution
Carbon Monoxide
Nitrogen Oxides
Sulfur Dioxide
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's)
This gas is odorless, colorless, poisonous, and produced by t…
When burning temperatures exceed 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit nit…
This gas is produced by chemical interactions between sulfur…
These chemicals vaporize readily, producing toxic fumes like…
Carbon Monoxide
This gas is odorless, colorless, poisonous, and produced by t…
Nitrogen Oxides
When burning temperatures exceed 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit nit…
Air Pollution
air pollution
carbon dioxide
sulfur dioxide
nitrogen oxides
the contamination of the atmosphere by the introduction of po…
a colorless, odorless gas produced by burning carbon and orga…
A toxic, pungent gas that is released mainly from volcanoes a…
(NOx) Major source is auto exhaust. Primary and secondary eff…
air pollution
the contamination of the atmosphere by the introduction of po…
carbon dioxide
a colorless, odorless gas produced by burning carbon and orga…
Atmosphere & Air Pollution
Ozone
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Radiation
the part of the stratosphere that protects us from Ultraviole…
the layer of the atmosphere that is closest to us where weath…
the layer of the atmosphere that contains ozone
transfer of energy through space by visible light, UV radiati…
Ozone
the part of the stratosphere that protects us from Ultraviole…
Troposphere
the layer of the atmosphere that is closest to us where weath…
6 terms
Climate Change and Air Pollution
air pollution
primary air pollutant
secondary air pollutant
particulate matter
various chemicals added to the atmosphere by natural events o…
a harmful substance such as soot or carbon monoxide that is e…
a harmful substance formed in the atmosphere when a primary a…
thousands of different solid (dust) and liquid (mist)particle…
air pollution
various chemicals added to the atmosphere by natural events o…
primary air pollutant
a harmful substance such as soot or carbon monoxide that is e…
25 terms
Chapter 19: Air Pollution
air pollution
primary air pollutant
secondary air pollutants
particulate matter
various chemicals added to the atmosphere by natural events o…
harmful chemicals that enter directly into the atmosphere; ca…
harmful chemicals that form from other substances released in…
includes a variety of pollutants, such as soil particles, soo…
air pollution
various chemicals added to the atmosphere by natural events o…
primary air pollutant
harmful chemicals that enter directly into the atmosphere; ca…
28 terms
APES ch 15 Air Pollution and Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
Air Pollution
Ground-Level Pollution
Criteria AIR POLLUTANTS
Sulfur Dioxide
the introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, or microor…
tropospheric pollution
under the Clean Air Act, EPA must specify allowable concentra…
corrosive gas that come primarily from combustion of fuels... -r…
Air Pollution
the introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, or microor…
Ground-Level Pollution
tropospheric pollution
AIR
acid precipitation
acid shock
air pollution
primary pollutant
highly acidic rain,sleet,or snow that result from the release…
sudden influx of acidic water caused by melting acidic snows…
condition in which the air contains substances harmful to liv…
pollutant put directly into the air by human activity, such a…
acid precipitation
highly acidic rain,sleet,or snow that result from the release…
acid shock
sudden influx of acidic water caused by melting acidic snows…
22 terms
Atmosphere & Air Pollution
Ozone
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Radiation
the part of the stratosphere that protects us from Ultraviole…
the layer of the atmosphere that is closest to us where weath…
the layer of the atmosphere that contains ozone
transfer of energy through space by visible light, UV radiati…
Ozone
the part of the stratosphere that protects us from Ultraviole…
Troposphere
the layer of the atmosphere that is closest to us where weath…
30 terms
Ch.19: Air Pollution
the atmosphere
air pollution
primary air pollutant
secondary air pollutant
the "ocean of air" is an extremely thin layer compared to the…
various chemicals added to the atmosphere by natural events o…
a harmful substance, such as soot or carbon monoxide, that is…
a harmful substance formed in the atmosphere when a primary a…
the atmosphere
the "ocean of air" is an extremely thin layer compared to the…
air pollution
various chemicals added to the atmosphere by natural events o…
Chapter 9, Environmental Science
PVC
Clear Air Act
Primary Pollution
Secondary Pollution
Popular form of plastic, contains phthalates that are toxic t…
address the escalating pollution problem. Authorize research…
Pollution that is released directly into the atmosphere eithe…
Primary pollutants that react with other pollutants in the at…
PVC
Popular form of plastic, contains phthalates that are toxic t…
Clear Air Act
address the escalating pollution problem. Authorize research…
Chapter 18: Air Pollution
atmosphere
density
atmospheric pressure
troposphere
Whole mass of air surrounding the earth. See stratosphere, tr…
Mass per unit volume.
Force or mass per unit area of air, caused by the bombardment…
Innermost layer of the atmosphere. It contains about 75% of t…
atmosphere
Whole mass of air surrounding the earth. See stratosphere, tr…
density
Mass per unit volume.
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Air pollution Objectives 1 and 2
Atmospheric Composition
Atmosphere Ecosystem Services
Air Pollution
Primary Air Pollutant
Nitrogen 78.08%... Oxygen 20.95%... Carbon dioxide 0.04%
Blocks UV radiation... Moderates the climate... Redistributes water…
Chemicals added to the atmosphere by natural events or human…
Harmful substance that is emitted directly into the atmosphere
Atmospheric Composition
Nitrogen 78.08%... Oxygen 20.95%... Carbon dioxide 0.04%
Atmosphere Ecosystem Services
Blocks UV radiation... Moderates the climate... Redistributes water…
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Atmosphere & Air Pollution
Ozone Layer
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Radiation
the part of the stratosphere that protects us from Ultraviole…
the layer of the atmosphere that is closest to us where weath…
the layer of the atmosphere that contains ozone
transfer of energy through space by visible light, UV radiati…
Ozone Layer
the part of the stratosphere that protects us from Ultraviole…
Troposphere
the layer of the atmosphere that is closest to us where weath…
31 terms
24 & 25
Stationary sources
Primary pollutants
Secondary pollutants
Criteria pollutants
air pollution sources that have a relatively fixed location,…
air pollutants emitted directly into the atmosphere. included…
air pollutants produced through reactions between primary pol…
6 pollutants regulated by the clean air act. sulfur dioxide,…
Stationary sources
air pollution sources that have a relatively fixed location,…
Primary pollutants
air pollutants emitted directly into the atmosphere. included…
34 terms
Major Air Pollutants
Major sources of air pollution
Two types of pollutants
Major Air Pollutants
Sulfur Dioxide Symbol
- natural events... - human activities
1) Primary Pollutants... - enter air and are problems immediate…
1) Sulfur Dioxide... 2) Nitrogen Oxides... 3) Carbon Monoxide... 4) Pa…
SO2
Major sources of air pollution
- natural events... - human activities
Two types of pollutants
1) Primary Pollutants... - enter air and are problems immediate…
18 terms
Air pollution
Air pollutants
Air pollution
Natural pollution sources
Point source
Gases and particulate material added to thr atmosphere that c…
The release of air pollutants
Wind: dust storms... Volcanic eruptions: particulate matter rele…
Specific spot where large quantities of pollutants are discha…
Air pollutants
Gases and particulate material added to thr atmosphere that c…
Air pollution
The release of air pollutants
APES CH18 Air Pollution
Asia's massive brown cloud
How big is Asia's brown cloud?
Effects of Asia's brown cloud
SO2
Massive cloud of dust, soot, toxic metals such as Hg and Pb,…
2 miles thick, 1-3 miles high
Reduces photosynthesis by 7-10%... Contains % in Los Angeles:... 22…
Sulfur Dioxide
Asia's massive brown cloud
Massive cloud of dust, soot, toxic metals such as Hg and Pb,…
How big is Asia's brown cloud?
2 miles thick, 1-3 miles high
57 terms
Air pollution
Air pollution
Sulfur dioxide
Nitrogen oxides
Carbon monoxide
The introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, or micro o…
Combustion of fuels that contain sulfur, including cool, oil,…
All combustion in the atmosphere including fossil fuel combus…
-Incomplete combustion of any kind... -malfunctioning exhaust sy…
Air pollution
The introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, or micro o…
Sulfur dioxide
Combustion of fuels that contain sulfur, including cool, oil,…
APES- Air Pollution
four components of most of the atmosph…
pollutants
two most important atmospheric gases t…
photosynthesis
nitrogen (78.8%)... oxygen (20.95%)... argon (.93%)... carbon dioxide…
smaller concentrations of gas and particles that are harmful
carbon dioxide and nitrogen
use of CO2 to produce sugars and other organic molecules, pro…
four components of most of the atmosph…
nitrogen (78.8%)... oxygen (20.95%)... argon (.93%)... carbon dioxide…
pollutants
smaller concentrations of gas and particles that are harmful
33 terms
APES: Air Pollution
fugitive emissions
toxic release inventory
chlorofluorocarbons
denitrification
Substances that enter the air without going through a smokest…
Chemicals are listed if they are known to cause adverse acute…
group of chemical compounds used in refrigerators, air condit…
Conversion of nitrates into nitrogen gas
fugitive emissions
Substances that enter the air without going through a smokest…
toxic release inventory
Chemicals are listed if they are known to cause adverse acute…
28 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 15: Air Pollution and Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
air pollution
criteria air pollutantts
sulfur dioxide
nitrogen oxides
the introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, or microor…
sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, particulate…
a corrosive gas that comes primarily from combustion` of coal
designated NOx can be either a colorless odorless gas or a pu…
air pollution
the introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, or microor…
criteria air pollutantts
sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, particulate…
38 terms
Air pollution
troposphere
stratosphere
tropopause
ozone
the bottommost layer of the atmosphere, extending to 7 miles…
the upper layer of the atmosphere extending from 7-31 miles a…
the boundary between the troposphere and the stratosphere tha…
a molecule consisting of three atoms of oxygen that absorbs u…
troposphere
the bottommost layer of the atmosphere, extending to 7 miles…
stratosphere
the upper layer of the atmosphere extending from 7-31 miles a…
55 terms
Air Pollution- Freeman
Atmospheric Composition
Ecosystem service of atmosphere
Outdoor Air Pollution
Two categories of outdoor air pollutant
- Nitrogen 78%... -Oxygen 20%... - Argon 0.93%... - Carbon Dioxide .04%
-blocks UV radiation... - moderates the climate... - redistributes…
Chemicals added to the atmosphere by natural events or harmfu…
- Primary air pollutant... - Secondary air pollutant
Atmospheric Composition
- Nitrogen 78%... -Oxygen 20%... - Argon 0.93%... - Carbon Dioxide .04%
Ecosystem service of atmosphere
-blocks UV radiation... - moderates the climate... - redistributes…
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APES Air Pollution
Air pollution
Particulate matter (PM)
Haze
Photochemical oxidant
The introduction of chemicals, particular matter, or microorg…
Solid or liquid particles suspended in the air, aka: particle…
Reduced visibility
A class of air pollutants formed as result of sunlight acting…
Air pollution
The introduction of chemicals, particular matter, or microorg…
Particulate matter (PM)
Solid or liquid particles suspended in the air, aka: particle…
54 terms
APES Chapter 19 and 20 Vocab
troposphere
pauses
lichen
atmospheric pressure
surface, life-giver and weather breeder, contains 80% of eart…
indicate a transition in layers
are environmental canaries in coalmines
the force or mass per unit of area
troposphere
surface, life-giver and weather breeder, contains 80% of eart…
pauses
indicate a transition in layers
Environmental Science Chapter 12: Air
Air pollution
Examples of natural air pollution
Primary pollutant
Secondary pollutant
The contamination of the atmosphere by wastes from sources su…
Dust, pollen
A pollutant that is put directly into the atmosphere by human…
A pollutant that forms in the atmosphere by chemical reaction…
Air pollution
The contamination of the atmosphere by wastes from sources su…
Examples of natural air pollution
Dust, pollen
Science - Chapter 12 - Air (What Causes Air Pollution?)
Air Polution
Primary Pollutant
Secondary Pollutant
Smog
When harmful substances build up in the air to unhealthy leve…
A pollutant that is directly put in the by human activity. An…
Are formed when primary pollutants react with other primary p…
When air pollution hangs over urban areas and reduces visibil…
Air Polution
When harmful substances build up in the air to unhealthy leve…
Primary Pollutant
A pollutant that is directly put in the by human activity. An…
Module 46 and 47 - Air pollution
Smog
Heat islands
Air pollution
Mobile sources
A combination of smoke and fog.
urban areas that heat up more quickly and retain heat more th…
Concentration of trace substances at a greater level than occ…
Sources of air pollutants that move from place to place, exam…
Smog
A combination of smoke and fog.
Heat islands
urban areas that heat up more quickly and retain heat more th…
APES Ch 15 Air Pollution & Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
air pollution
ground-level pollution
criteria air pollutants
sulfur dioxide
introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, or microorgani…
pollution in the troposphere (16 km of atmosphere closest to…
said by US Clean Air Act of 1970 to significantly threaten; s…
comes from fossil fuel combustion; respiratory irritant; can…
air pollution
introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, or microorgani…
ground-level pollution
pollution in the troposphere (16 km of atmosphere closest to…
Unit 4 Environmental Science
Composition of Atmosphere
Ecosystem services of earth's atmosphere
Air pollution
Primary Air Pollutant
Nitrogen,oxygen, water vapor
Blocks UV radiation, moderates climate, redistributes water
Chemicals added to the atmosphere by natural or human events…
Harmful substance emitted directly into atmosphere
Composition of Atmosphere
Nitrogen,oxygen, water vapor
Ecosystem services of earth's atmosphere
Blocks UV radiation, moderates climate, redistributes water
60 terms
Environmental Science Chapter 12 Reaves
Air Pollution
Primary Pollutant
Secondary Pollutant
Smog
is the introduction of harmful materials into the Earth's atm…
Is an air pollutant that comes directly from a source.
forms when other pollutants react in the atmosphere.
fog or haze combined with smoke and other atmospheric polluta…
Air Pollution
is the introduction of harmful materials into the Earth's atm…
Primary Pollutant
Is an air pollutant that comes directly from a source.
30 terms
APES: Chapter 15 Air Pollution
Air Pollution
Clean Air Act in 1970
Sulfur Dioxide
Nitrogen Oxides
The introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, or microor…
Monitor 6 pollutants that threaten human heath and the ecosys…
Sulfur combines with Oxygen SO2... Comes from the combustion of…
NO, NO2, NOX... 78% of atmosphere is N2... Its combustion in motor…
Air Pollution
The introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, or microor…
Clean Air Act in 1970
Monitor 6 pollutants that threaten human heath and the ecosys…
17 terms
APES Ch 18-19 Vocab
atmospheric pressure
troposphere
stratosphere
air pollution
the force, or mass per unit area of a column of air
the atmospheric layer closest to the earth's surface
the atmosphere's second layer above earth and contains ozone
the presence of chemicals in the atmosphere in concentrations…
atmospheric pressure
the force, or mass per unit area of a column of air
troposphere
the atmospheric layer closest to the earth's surface
100 terms
APES Review Pollution
primary air pollutants
secondary air pollutants
point source pollutants
non point source pollutants
Enter directly in to the atmosphere. Produced by humans and n…
produced as a result of reactions that primary air pollutants…
discharge pollutants at specific locations through drain pipe…
Originate over larger areas and are usually not associated sp…
primary air pollutants
Enter directly in to the atmosphere. Produced by humans and n…
secondary air pollutants
produced as a result of reactions that primary air pollutants…
41 terms
APES Chapter 15: Air Pollution
sulfur dioxide
nitrogen oxides
carbon oxides
particulate matter
a corrosive gas that comes primarily from combustion of fossi…
nitrogen oxide is a colorless, odorless gas and nitrogen diox…
CO is a colorless, odorless gas that is formed during incompl…
solid or liquid particles suspended in air... -comes from combus…
sulfur dioxide
a corrosive gas that comes primarily from combustion of fossi…
nitrogen oxides
nitrogen oxide is a colorless, odorless gas and nitrogen diox…
31 terms
Chapter 15 - Air Pollution
Air Pollution
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Combustion of fossil fuels
The introduction of chemicals, particulate matter or microorg…
Layer of the atmosphere closest to Earth's surface where poll…
The second atmospheric layer from Earth's surface where the o…
Generated: Sulfur dioxide, Nitrogen oxides, Carbon monoxide,…
Air Pollution
The introduction of chemicals, particulate matter or microorg…
Troposphere
Layer of the atmosphere closest to Earth's surface where poll…
100 terms
APES Review 6 Pollution
primary air pollutants
secondary air pollutants
point source pollutants
non point source pollutants
Enter directly in to the atmosphere. Produced by humans and n…
produced as a result of reactions that primary air pollutants…
discharge pollutants at specific locations through drain pipe…
Originate over larger areas and are usually not associated sp…
primary air pollutants
Enter directly in to the atmosphere. Produced by humans and n…
secondary air pollutants
produced as a result of reactions that primary air pollutants…
Unit 6: Air Pollution/ Atmosphere
air pollution
pollution
primary pollutant
secondary pollutant
When harmful substances build up in the air to unhealthy leve…
the act of polluting or the state of being polluted.
is put directly into the air by human activity.
when primary pollutants react with other primary pollutants o…
air pollution
When harmful substances build up in the air to unhealthy leve…
pollution
the act of polluting or the state of being polluted.
Air Pollution
Examples of air pollutants
Air composition
Variable components of air composition
Oxygen makes up the largest part of air?
...
78% N gas, 21% O2 gas, <1% Argon... up to 4% water vapor... 350 ppm…
carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, sulfru dioxide, ozone,…
No.
Examples of air pollutants
...
Air composition
78% N gas, 21% O2 gas, <1% Argon... up to 4% water vapor... 350 ppm…
Air Pollution
Air Pollution
Natural Source
Natural Cycles
Harmful levels
The presence of chemicals in the atmosphere in concentrations…
Dust, pollutants from fires and volcanic eruptions, and VOCs…
Spread around the globe through chemical cycles, precipitatio…
Volcanic eruptions and some large forest fires can temporaril…
Air Pollution
The presence of chemicals in the atmosphere in concentrations…
Natural Source
Dust, pollutants from fires and volcanic eruptions, and VOCs…
18 terms
Air Pollution
National Ambient Air Quality Standards
primary pollutant
secondary pollutant
sulfur oxides
Health-based pollutant concentration limits established by EP…
A pollutant that is put directly into the atmosphere by human…
A pollutant that forms in the atmosphere by chemical reaction…
(SOx) Primary source is coal burning. Primary and secondary e…
National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Health-based pollutant concentration limits established by EP…
primary pollutant
A pollutant that is put directly into the atmosphere by human…
24 terms
Air Quality
air pollution
point-source pollution... nonpoint-source…
point-source pollution
nonpoint-source pollution
The contamination of air by harmful substances including gase…
2 general sources of air pollution
Pollution that comes fro an identifiable source such as smoke…
Pollution comes from a widespread area such as large city, ba…
air pollution
The contamination of air by harmful substances including gase…
point-source pollution... nonpoint-source…
2 general sources of air pollution
32 terms
A.P.E.S. Air Pollution
Carbon oxides CO and CO2
Hydrocarbons
Particulates
Sulfur oxides
Major class of air pollutants. Forms during incomplete combus…
A class of air pollutant. Produced by fossil fuel combustion…
This is a solid matter form in contrast to the gaseous forms…
(SO2 and SO3) - gas produced by burning fossil fuels. Influen…
Carbon oxides CO and CO2
Major class of air pollutants. Forms during incomplete combus…
Hydrocarbons
A class of air pollutant. Produced by fossil fuel combustion…
54 terms
environmental bio chap 15
atmospheric warning
climate change
atmosphere
troposphere
the gradual rise of the average temperature of the atmosphere…
a change in global or regional climate patterns, in particula…
The emotional nod created by the entirety of a literary work,…
0-17 km above Earth's surface, site of weather, organisms, co…
atmospheric warning
the gradual rise of the average temperature of the atmosphere…
climate change
a change in global or regional climate patterns, in particula…
20 terms
Environmental Science - Terms Chapter 12
air pollution
primary pollutant
secondary pollutant
smog
when harmful substances in the air build up to unhealthy levels
pollutant put directly into the air by humans
form when primary pollutants react with other primary polluta…
when air pollution hangs over urban areas reducing visibility
air pollution
when harmful substances in the air build up to unhealthy levels
primary pollutant
pollutant put directly into the air by humans
Chapter 12 Terms
air pollution
primary pollutant
secondary pollutant
smog
when harmful substances in the air build up to unhealthy levels
pollutant put directly into the air by humans
form when primary pollutants react with other primary polluta…
when air pollution hangs over urban areas reducing visibility
air pollution
when harmful substances in the air build up to unhealthy levels
primary pollutant
pollutant put directly into the air by humans
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