Geog ch 9

Card Set Information

Author:
Anonymous
ID:
46867
Filename:
Geog ch 9
Updated:
2010-11-02 20:35:18
Tags:
geog
Folders:

Description:
Exam 2i
Show Answers:

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview

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


  1. the deposition of acidic substances on the ground
    acid deposition
  2. the oxygen consumed in decomposing organic waste
    biochemical oxygen demand
  3. a pollutant formed by the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels
    carbon monoxide
  4. an organization formed to control the market for a particular commodity, usually by restricting supply
    cartel
  5. oxygen found in a dissolved form in water; it is essential for aquatic animals, and depleted my pollution
    dissolved oxygen
  6. an exchange of a good or service that takes place without agreement of the parties in a market; pollution is generally considered an externality
    externality
  7. a source of chemical energy in formerly living plant and animal tissue. coal, oil, and natural gas are examples
    fossil fuel
  8. a chemical substance composed of carbon and hydrogen; contribute to the formation of photochemical smog
    hydrocarbon
  9. electricity generated by water passing through turbines at a dam
    hydroelectric power
  10. something that is useful and exists independent of of human activity
    natural resource
  11. a compound of nitrogen and oxygen; a component of air pollution
    nitrogen oxide
  12. a small solid particle in the air; a component of air pollution
    particulate
  13. a mixture of air pollutants formed by interaction of sunlight and pollutants
    photochemical smog
  14. a device that converts light into electricity
    photovoltaic cell
  15. a human caused increase in the amount of a substance in the atmosphere
    pollution
  16. a site at which solid waste is deposited and covered with layers of earth
    sanitary landfill
  17. a way of managing a renewable natural resource such that harvest can continue indefinitely
    sustained yield
  18. a layer in the atmosphere in which relatively warm air lies above cooler air
    temperature inversion
  19. a pollutant that can be harmful even at very low concentrations
    toxic substance

What would you like to do?

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview