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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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Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
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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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Current Version:
2009
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Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
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3,165 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

Aerosols

Aerosols   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Global Change

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Aerosols are technically defined as a suspension of solid or liquid particles in a gas. By this standard, cloud droplets

Aerosols

Aerosols   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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An aerosol is a suspension of solid or liquid particles in a gas. By this standard, cloud droplets are technically

Agassiz, Louis

Agassiz, Louis   Reference library

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Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (1807–1873), Swiss–American natural scientist, was born in Motier-en-Vuly, Switzerland, and grew up in the

Agenda 21

Agenda 21   Reference library

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Agenda 21 is the lengthy plan of action (approximately five hundred pages) adopted at the United Nations Conference on Environment

Agriculture and Agricultural Land

Agriculture and Agricultural Land   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Global Change

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The use of land for the production of food, fiber, and fuel is the principal driver of land use and

Agriculture and Agricultural Land

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The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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2009

The use of land for the production of food, fiber, and fuel is the principal driver of land-use and land-cover

Agriculture and Biodiversity

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The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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Agriculture, the art, science and business of raising livestock and cultivating soil to produce crops, is totally dependent on genes,

Air Quality

Air Quality   Reference library

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Air is a fundamental natural resource, critical to the very existence of life on Earth. The degradation of air quality

Albedo

Albedo   Reference library

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2005

Albedo (derived from the Latin term albus, “white”) is defined as the fraction of incident solar radiation reflected by

Albedo

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The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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Albedo (derived from the Latin word albus, “white”) is the fraction of incident solar radiation reflected by a surface. It

Amazonia and Deforestation

Amazonia and Deforestation   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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2009
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Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
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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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2005
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[This case study focuses on the results of Amazonian deforestation, which give rise to the destruction of biodiversity, reduced

Animal Husbandry

Animal Husbandry   Reference library

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Animal agriculture has evolved with the growth of the human population from 4 million people ten thousand years ago to

Antarctica

Antarctica   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Global Change

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This entry comprises two articles on natural and anthropogenic environmental changes in Antarctica. The first article focuses on the threats

Antarctica and Climate Change

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The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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2009

Since the outset of scientific efforts to understand the natural climatic changes that the Earth has undergone in the past

Anthropogeomorphology

Anthropogeomorphology   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Global Change

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2005

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

Anthropogeomorphology

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The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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2009
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Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
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Anthropogeomorphology is the study of the human role in creating landforms and modifying the geomorphological processes such as weathering, erosion,

Aral Sea

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The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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2009
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The Aral Sea was, by area, the world's fourth largest lake in 1960. Though brackish, the lake was populated

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