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Acid Rain and Acid Deposition

Acid Rain and Acid Deposition   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Global Change

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2005
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Acid rain is a colloquial term that refers to acids and associated compounds in rainfall, cloud water, snow, and airborne

Acid Rain and Acid Deposition

Acid Rain and Acid Deposition   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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2009
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Acid rain is a colloquial term that refers to acids and associated compounds in rainfall, cloud water, snow, and airborne

acid rain

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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A form of *air pollution created by acid-forming reactions within the atmosphere involving gaseous pollutants, principally *sulphur dioxide

Amazonia and Deforestation

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The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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The Amazon River watershed totals 7,350,621 km2, of which 4,982,000 km2 (67.8%) is in Brazil, 956,751 km

Amazonia, Deforestation Of

Amazonia, Deforestation Of   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Global Change

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[This case study focuses on the results of Amazonian deforestation, which give rise to the destruction of biodiversity, reduced

analysis

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A Dictionary of Weather (2 ed.)

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Detailed examination of the state of the atmosphere based on synoptic observations, in particular for forecasting or research purposes. This

Anthropogeomorphology

Anthropogeomorphology   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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Anthropogeomorphology is the study of the human role in creating landforms and modifying the geomorphological processes such as weathering, erosion,

anticline

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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A common type of *fold in rock. It takes the form of a symmetrical fold, arched upward in the

anticyclone

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A Dictionary of Weather (2 ed.)

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A region of relatively high atmospheric pressure, also known as a high. On a synoptic chart, it

Aral Sea

Aral Sea   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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The Aral Sea was, by area, the world's fourth largest lake in 1960. Though brackish, the lake was populated

Aral Sea, Desiccation of The

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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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[This case study examines the far-reaching environmental consequences of expanded irrigation and the domestic and international efforts to improve

Atmosphere Dynamics

Atmosphere Dynamics   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Global Change

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2005
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By atmosphere dynamics is meant the set of physical processes that sets the atmosphere into motion and causes those motions

Atmosphere Structure and Evolution

Atmosphere Structure and Evolution   Reference library

Julianne I. Moses

Encyclopedia of Global Change

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The term atmosphere structure refers to the variation of atmospheric temperature, pressure, density, or chemical composition with altitude. The vertical

Atmospheric Chemistry

Atmospheric Chemistry   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Global Change

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2005
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There are three essential, interconnected phenomena governing the chemistry of the atmosphere: the presence of sunlight, the presence of life,

atmospheric pressure sensor

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A Dictionary of Weather (2 ed.)

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2008
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An advanced sensor under development to determine surface pressure from space. By monitoring several wavelengths, it measures the quantity of

atmospheric structure

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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The broadly horizontal layering of the *atmosphere, the layers being distinguished by differences in the rate of change

auroral zone

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A Dictionary of Weather (2 ed.)

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The region, c.15–30° from each magnetic pole, with the greatest frequency of aurorae. The maximum frequency of aurorae at

Australia

Australia   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Global Change

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2005
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[This case study discusses the impact of European colonization on the flora and fauna of Australia.]

The European

back-bent occlusion

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A Dictionary of Weather (2 ed.)

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An occlusion where the motion of the front reverses, being carried westwards or southwards (in the northern hemisphere) by the

baffle chamber

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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A *dust collector in which a fixed baffle plate deflects the gas stream, causing it to lose energy so

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