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Acid Rain and Acid Deposition

Acid Rain and Acid Deposition   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Global Change

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
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3,122 words
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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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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
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3,165 words
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2

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

Adaptation

Adaptation   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Environment
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12,613 words
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3

[This article contains six subentries:

Aeronomy

Aeronomy   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Environment
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2,555 words
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The science of aeronomy investigates both the chemical and the physical properties of the atmosphere and the changes that occur

Affective Imagery, Risk Perceptions, and Climate Change Communication

Affective Imagery, Risk Perceptions, and Climate Change Communication   Reference library

Anthony Leiserowitz and Nicholas Smith

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Environment
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10,435 words
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3

Introduction

Natural scientists have described global warming as perhaps the preeminent environmental risk confronting the world in the 21st century

affinity index

affinity index   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Ecology (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
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2015
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Science and technology, Life Sciences, Social sciences, Environment
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74 words
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A measure of the relative similarity in composition of two samples. For example, A= c a+b, where ...

Africa

Africa   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
3,084 words
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2

One of the world's largest continents, Africa comprises more than 30 million square kilometers and several countries, and spans more

Agenda Building, Narratives, and Attention Cycles in Climate Change News Coverage

Agenda Building, Narratives, and Attention Cycles in Climate Change News Coverage   Reference library

James Shanahan

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Environment
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5,944 words
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Introduction

Social scientists and media critics have often been befuddled about how and why news coverage of important issues takes

age structure

age structure   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Ecology (5 ed.)

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2015
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Science and technology, Life Sciences, Social sciences, Environment
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60 words
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Within a *population, the number or proportion of individuals in each age group (e.g. in a human population, the number of individuals aged 0–4, 5–14, 15–29, 30–44, 45–59, 60–69, over 70). ... More
Agriculture and Climate

Agriculture and Climate   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
4,343 words
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The basic industry that produces natural fiber and food for human consumption began between 8,000 and 10,000 years ago in

aklé

aklé   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Ecology (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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Science and technology, Life Sciences, Social sciences, Environment
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66 words
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A French name for a network of sand *dunes that is found especially in the western Sahara. The basic unit of the network is a sinuous ridge, at right angles to the wind, made up of ... More
alfisols

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A Dictionary of Ecology (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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Science and technology, Life Sciences, Social sciences, Environment
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67 words
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Mineral soils that are grouped as an order. These soils have *clay-enriched *argic horizons, are alkaline to intermediate in reaction, with the ...

Amazonia and Deforestation

Amazonia and Deforestation   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
5,747 words
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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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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
5,326 words
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[This case study focuses on the results of Amazonian deforestation, which give rise to the destruction of biodiversity, reduced

aneroid barometer

aneroid barometer   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Ecology (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences, Social sciences, Environment
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56 words
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An instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure as represented by the height (or thickness) of a sealed, flexible, metal, concertina-shaped drum from which air has been partially ... More
Animals and Climate

Animals and Climate   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
4,813 words
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2

The responses of vertebrate animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals) to climate change can be multidimensional, because their geographic

Antarctic Ice Sheet

Antarctic Ice Sheet   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
1,411 words
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3

The Antarctic ice sheet is the world's largest ice mass, with an area of 13.83 million square kilometers; it constitutes

Antarctica

Antarctica   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
4,607 words
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3

The southern polar continent, Antarctica, is covered by our only modern example of a continental ice sheet. It is about

Anthropogeomorphology

Anthropogeomorphology   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
1,841 words
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2

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

Anticyclones

Anticyclones   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
1,433 words
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2

The horizontal air circulations called anticyclones rotate clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. At the

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