INTRO TO ENV SCIENCE
A DEPARTURE FROM THE NORMAL TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION IN THE TROPOSPHERE IS CALLED A(N)
TEMPERATURE OR THERMAL INVERSION
_____ uses the kinetic energy of moving water to turn turbines and generate electricity
hydroelectric power
____ act as carbon sinks, and their removal, especially in areas where they are slow to recover, can reduce the biosphere’s ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
FORESTS
The term ___ described a specific location where large quantities of pollution are discharged, such as a factory.
POINT SOURCE
The 2 MAIN gases making up the lower atmosphere are
NITROGEN AND OXYGEN
For much of the past decade battles have been going on over oil and gas drilling in
THE ARTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BEST DESCRIBES FLOODPLAINS?
A REGION OF LAND THAT IS PERIODICALLY FLOODED WHEN A RIVER OVERFLOWS
Why was the irrigation of SOviet cotten farming operations a problem?
It drained teh Aral Sea and increased the salt contents of soils.
Why was the irrigation of SOviet cotten farming operations a problem?
irrigation water came from rivers feeding into noe of the alrgets lakes on Earth and resulted in major contamination of that source.
GRAY WATER CAN ____
USUALLY BE USED WITH LITTLE OR NO TREATMENT FOR IRRIGATION
NAME THE ONE MAJOR POLLUTANT OF GROUNDWATER
AGRICULTURE FIELDS
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