Table 18: Characteristics of adult alcohol consumption in different regions of the world 2000 (population weighted averages)
Table 19: Alcohol-related harm in different regions of the world (population weighted averages), DALYs (000s) ...
Characteristics of Chromium
Chromium is odorless and tasteless. It occurs naturally in various types of rock, soil, ore and volcanic dust as well as in plants, animals and humans.
Any one of the four categories used in defining hazardous waste ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, and toxicity.
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Characteristic Waste: Waste that is considered hazardous under RCRA because it exhibits any four different properties: ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, and toxicity.
Characteristics (e.g., race, sex, age, obesity) or variables (e.g., smoking, occupational exposure level) associated with increased probability of a toxic effect.
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Characteristics of invaders and invaded systems
Introduction of new species in marine environments
Ballast water as a vehicle for invading species ...
Characteristic Curve: a) A curve to show the relation between two changing values b) Refers to one of a pair of conjugate curves in a surface, ...
agrochemical. Synthetic chemicals (pesticide and fertilizers)
used in agricultural production.
A characteristic which occurs mostly on proof coins as a result of a piece of lint on the die or planchet during the striking process. This lint creates an incused scratch-like mark on the coin.
A characteristic of acidic and basic hazardous wastes.
The characteristic is defined by a waste's pH and its ability to corrode steel. A waste is corrosive if it has a pH less than or equal to 2.0 or greater than or equal to 12.5.
The characteristics of the farm sector; most often used in describing changes in the number, size distribution, production traits, and business composition (i.e. type of ownership) of farms and agribusiness firms.
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The characteristics factoring into coin grade, such as bag marks, luster, strike quality, and "eye appeal".
AU (About Uncirculated)
The grade of a coin having very minimal wear, just one step below Uncirculated.
The characteristic number of protons per atom of an element. Used as an identifying attribute.
An organism that synthesizes food molecules from inorganic molecules by using an external energy source, such as light energy.
The characteristics, processes or reactions of a soil that are caused by physical forces, and are described by, or expressed in physical terms or equations.
The characteristic features of a red-brown earth include:
an A horizon which is grey-brown to red-brown loamy sand to sandy clay loam;
an A horizon which is weakly structured to massive;
an abrupt to clear boundary between the A and B horizons; ...
Species characteristic of or prevalent in a particular or restricted locality or region.
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Site and soil characteristics, combined with disturbances (human or natural) act to control the plant survival, health, density, and growth.
Hardness: characteristic of water which describes the presence of dissolved minerals.
Homosexuality: characteristic of roughly 10% of any population. Recent evidence suggests a genetic component.
Characteristic (e.g., race, sex, age, obesity) or variable (e.g., smoking, occupational exposure level) associated with increased probability of a toxic effect.(1)
The process of choosing a location for a facility.(1) ...
variable Any characteristic or attribute that can be measured.
variable charge The portion of a water bill that varies with water usage; also known as a commodity charge.
Impermeable: Characteristic of geologic materials that limit their ability to transmit significant quantities of water under the head differences normally found in the subsurface environment.
Monitor: To track a characteristic, such as dissolved oxygen, nitrate level, or fish population, over a period of time using uniform methods to evaluate change.
Possesses at least one of four characteristics (ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity), or appears on special EPA lists.
Horizon, soil - a layer of soil, approximately parallel to the surface, having distinct characteristics produced by soil-forming
processes. In the identification of soil horizons, an uppercase letter represents the major horizons.
Patterns of climate variability Natural variability of the climate system, in particular on seasonal and longer time scales, predominantly occurs with preferred spatial patterns and time scales, through the dynamical characteristics of the ...
The prefix 'ab-' emphasizes that the heritable characteristics of an organism are consequences of the past and not anticipation of the present or future.
[1, 24] cline A pattern of gradual change in a characteristic of an organism over a geographic region.  clone A genetically identical copy of an individual.
airmass A widespread body of in the atmosphere that gains certain meteorological or polluted characteristics while set in one location. The characteristics can change as it moves away.
reach a large subdivision of a stream determined by a fairly uniform set of valley, channel, and land use characteristics. Each reach is composed of many smaller individual habitat units.
recharge when water enters the ground-water stores.
Fundamental discoveries in UV technology research coupled with practical applications are the characteristics of Dr. Linden' work. Dr.
In fact, the most important characteristic of a desert is that it receives very little rainfall. Most deserts receive less than 300 mm a year compared to rainforests, which receive over 2,000 mm.
GAC See granular activated carbon adsorption geological log A detailed description of all underground features discovered during the drilling of a well, including types of formations encountered and their physical characteristics.
Radiation has different characteristics depending upon the wavelength. Because the radiation from the Sun is relatively energetic, it has a short wavelength (ultra-violet, visible, and near infra-red).
The rhinoceros hornbill is named for its characteristic 'casque,' the strange structure situated on top of the bird's bill. The uses of this 'horn' aren't fully understood but casques may play a role in attracting mates or amplifying bird calls.
Research design used to test etiological hypotheses in which inferences about exposure to the putative causal factor(s) are derived from data relating to characteristics of the persons or organisms under study or to events or experiences in their ...
Permit-Required Confined Space (Permit Space): A confined space that has one or more of the following characteristics: Contains or has a potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere (e.g.
EPA hazardous waste characteristic defined with a rigorous test procedure, the TCLP (for Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure). In the procedure, a waste is extracted for 24 hours with an acetic acid solution.
This includes substances on the EU Hazardous Waste List and a has one of more of the following hazardous characteristics: explosive, oxidising, highly flammable, flammable, irritant, harmful, toxic, carcinogenic, corrosive, infectious, teratogenic, ...
commercial buildings, their energy-related building characteristics, and their energy consumption and expenditures.
Two main characteristics distinguish PDO from El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO): first, 20th century PDO "events" persisted for 20-to-30 years, while typical ENSO events persisted for 6 to 18 months; second, ...
Ecological Indicator: A characteristic of an ecosystem that is related to, or derived from, a measure of biotic or abiotic variable, that can provide quantitative information on ecological structure and function.
Measure of Effect/ Measurement Endpoint- A measurable characteristic of ecological entity that can be related to an assessment endpoint; e.g.
The air surrounding the Earth, described as a series of layers of different characteristics.
Any genetically controlled structural, physiological, or behavioral characteristic that helps an organism survive and reproduce under a given set of environmental conditions. It usually results from a beneficial mutation.
Adaptation: a genetically determined characteristic that enhances the ability of an organism to cope with its environment; any alteration or response of an organism that favors survival in a changed environment.
Aerenchyma: air-space tissue ...
Registration The procedure by which an organization indicates relevant characteristics of a product, process or service, or particulars of an organization or person, and then includes or registers the product, process, ...
Climate change: The slow variations of climatic characteristics over time at a given place.
Climatic cycle: The periodic changes climate displays, such as a series of dry years following a series of years with heavy rainfall ...
Molecule (n) - the smallest particle of a compound that contains all the characteristics of the compound.
Motting (adj) - marble-like pattern that occurs in soils where the water table fluctuates periodically.
Some familiar characteristics of the weather include wind, temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, cloudiness, and precipitation. Weather can change from hour to hour, day to day, and season to season.
A large volume of air with with similar temperature and moisture characteristics. Air masses cover many hundreds or thousands of square miles, and slowly change in accordance with the surface below them ...
phenotype: The expressed characteristics of an individual organism, due to genetic and environmental influences on the expression of its specific genetic information. See also genotype.
Any biological entity or process, or community whose characteristics show the presence of specific environmental conditions or pollutants.
Indicator organisms ...
Abiota - Those non-living factors which are present in and affect the characteristics of a given ecosystem.
Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S): A colorless, flammable, poisonous compound having a characteristic rotten-egg odor. It is used in industrial processes and may be emitted into the air.
It is responsible for the offgassing of several chemicals, including styrene and a related chemical known as 4 PC; they can be detected by that characteristic "new carpet smell" and make some people feel ill.
A group into which animals or plants are divided according to their shared characteristics.
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As these energised electrons fall back to their normal state, energy is released in the form of characteristic discrete x-ray Photons which are unique to the element in question.
A group or number of people living within a specified area or sharing similar characteristics (such as occupation or age).
Air pollution is a broad term applied to all physical (particulate matter), chemical, and biological agents that modify the natural characteristics of the atmosphere.
population - (1) the whole number of inhabitants in a country, region or area; (2) a set of individuals having a quality or characteristic in common.
Infiltration - Infiltration is the process of water entering the soil. Often of concern is the infiltration rate - the rate at which water enters soil. This will be dependent on characteristics of the soil and use, vegetative cover, ...
The rate of infiltration is influenced by the physical characteristics of the soil, soil cover (i.e. plants), water content of the soil, soil temperature, and rainfall intensity. The terms infiltration and percolation are often used interchangeably.
Hazard which may be generally present throughout an operation or industry, but which may have widely different levels of risk, depending on specific site characteristics.
Hazardous Waste: By-products of society that can pose a substantial or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly managed. They have at least one of four characteristics: they are ignitable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic.
Addiction-To function normally, the body relies on a substance and there is a physical dependency on the substance as well. If that substance is taken away, it causes withdrawal, that is accompanied by a characteristic set of signs and symptoms.
Thus, surfaces with a high albedo (e.g., snow and ice) generally contribute to cooling, whereas surfaces with a low albedo (e.g., forests) generally contribute to warming. Changes in land use that significantly alter the characteristics of land ...
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