Weather: Chapter 1, Section 4 Air Quality

Card Set Information

Author:
lcayward
ID:
231035
Filename:
Weather: Chapter 1, Section 4 Air Quality
Updated:
2013-08-23 09:46:42
Tags:
Weather Chapter Section Air Quality
Folders:

Description:
vocab
Show Answers:

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview

The flashcards below were created by user lcayward on FreezingBlue Flashcards. What would you like to do?


  1. POLLUTANTS
    Harmful substances in the air
  2. HOW DOES AIR POLLUTION OCCUR?
    • 1. Naturally- Forest fires, soil erosions, dust storms, realeasing smoke into the air, and  volcanoes
    • 2. Human Activities- Farming, construction, burning fossil fuels, vehicles, factories/power plants
  3. WHAT CAN THE BURNING OF FOSSIL FUELS CAUSE?
    • Air pollution: 
    • Burning fossil fuels produces a variety of pollutants. Including carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and sulfur oxides. Also, dust particles and smoke, or soot.
  4. PHOTOCHEMICAL SMOG
    The brown haze that develops in sunny cities. Photo means "light": formed by the action of sunlight on pollutants such as hydrocarbons & nitrogen oxides
  5. ACID RAIN
    Rain that contains more acid than normal
  6. WHAT ARE 3 SUBSTANCES THE COMBINE TO FORM ACID RAIN?
    • 1. Nitrogen Oxide
    • 2. Sulfur Oxide
    • 3. Water
  7. WHAT HAVE THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS IN THE U.S.A. DONE TO REDUCE AIR POLLUTION?
    • 1. Passed a number of laws
    • 2. Passed a number of regulations
  8. WHAT IS THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF POLLEN GRAINS IN A CUBIC METER OF AIR?
    "Pollen Count"

What would you like to do?

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview