Environmental Science Quiz 1

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ENSC 1143 Quiz 1 Terms To Study

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Amount of water in the air relative to total air volume Absolute Humidity
The Kelvin temperature scale was developed to relate heat energy to the motion of particles. At absolute zero, all particles are at rest. The conversion factor for a reading in Celsius would be to add 273.15 degrees Absolute Temperature
Solution produced that is sensitive to one component of the air, such as nitrogen dioxide or oxygen Absorbing Solution
Gases in the atmosphere that combine with water vapor to form acid rain, acid hail, and/or acid snow. These gases include carbon dioxide, sulfur and nitrogen compounds Acid Rain/Deposition Gases
Rainfall with a pH even or less than 5.6. The general range of acid rain is between 5.6 and 3.6. The lowest pH of rainfall measured was 2.0 Acid Rain
snow with a reduced pH. The acid is released when the snow melts Acid Snow
The lowering of pH in rivers and lakes as a result of acid rain, sleet or snow Acidification
Energy required to initiate a reaction or process Activation Energy
Process or organism that requires oxygen Aerobic
Bar graph used to display the age distribution of individuals within a population the data is sometimes displayed using grouped data or the display is altered to show the distribution of males and females within the population Age-Structure Diagrams
Volume of air that has acquired its characteristics by remaining in an area for an extended period of time Air Mass
Weight of the overlying atoms in the atmosphere above a point Air Pressure
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