Those aspects (components/processes/functions) of ecosystems, human health, and environmental welfare considered to be important and potentially at risk from human activity or natural hazards.
7 - Radiative forcing (RF) of climate change during the Industrial Era shown by emitted components from 1750 to 2011.
Components of Solar Panels for Electricity By Peter Smith
The efficacy of solar panels for electricity may be reduced by smog in the air, angle of panel relative to the sun, clouds, rain and wind. That is why ....
Time to look at the tree bole. The bole is the main stem of a sapling or mature tree (a bole is forestry jargon for a tree trunk).
Set of components that function and interact in some regular and theoretically predictable manner.
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Common components of explosive materials, which will explode if activated by very high temperatures or shocks. 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) is a nitroaromatic. Some are listed as cancer-causing chemicals under Proposition 65.
Pesticide components such as solvents, carriers, dispersants, and surfactants that are not active against target pests. Not all inert ingredients are innocuous.
A device that uses centrifugal force to separate waste particles.
physical life The period during which it is physically possible to provide planned project services by operation, maintenance, and replacement of project facilities.
Principal Components Analysis ("PCA")
A procedure by which a spatiotemporal data set is decomposed into its leading patterns in both time (see ‘Principal Component') and space (see ‘Empirical Orthogonal Function') based ...
Certain gaseous components of the atmosphere, called greenhouse gases, transmit the visible portion of solar radiation but absorb specific spectral bands of thermal radiation emitted by the Earth.
valued ecosystem components (VECs): In environmental impact assessment, these are components of ecosystems perceived to be important to society as economically important resources, as rare or endangered species or communities, ...
The conservation of components of biological diversity outside their natural habitats.
Convention on Biological Diversity (art.2).
Gas Chromatography Analytical process by which chemical mixtures are separated into individual components for quantitative and perhaps qualitative analysis. Geothermal Energy Utilizing heat that is generated from the earth's interior.
Because they are not destroyed in the lower atmosphere, they drift into the upper atmosphere where their chlorine components destroy ozone. chloroplast An organelle in the cells of green plants.
General Circulation Model (GCM) A numerical representation of the climate system based on the physical, chemical, and biological properties of its components, their interactions and feedback processes, ...
Ecosystem A holistic concept of the plants, the animals habitually associated with them and all the physical and chemical components of the immediate environment or habitat which together form a recognizable self-contained entity.
ecosystem the total living and nonliving components of a community
ecotone a transitional area between two communities ...
The cycle by which carbon in various forms moves between the various components of the Earth's biosphere, between the atmosphere, hydrosphere (seas and oceans), ...
The endocrine system has many components, located virtually all over the body, and these components include the hypothalamus, pituitary, pineal, thyroid, and parathyroid glands, the kidney, heart, stomach, and intestines, along with fat cells, ...
A building that has outlived its usefulness doesn't have to face demolition-a process that destroys every bit of the structure, even those components that still have value.
The purpose of the IPCC is to assess information in the scientific and technical literature related to all significant components of the issue of climate change.
Contribution of a specified component (or components) to the toxicity of a mixture of related substances.
Note 1: The amount-of-substance (or substance) concentration of total toxicity equivalent is the sum of that for the components B, C … N.
Compact Development - In many locations, land cost is one of the most significant components of housing cost. Increasing the number of housing units that you can build on a given piece of land is one way to reduce the cost of affordable housing.
The three arrows on the symbol represent different components of the recycling process. The top arrow represents the collection of recyclable materials (e.g. an aluminum can, a piece of white office paper, a plastic #2 milk jug) for processing.
Ozone reacts directly with some hydrocarbons such as aldehydes and thus begins their removal from the air, but the products of ozonolysis are themselves key components of smog.
The major components of Passive House Design include a super insulated thermal envelope that eliminates all thermal bridging elements that conduct heat and cold transfer between the exterior and interior of the home.
Reconstructed Source: Facility in which components are replaced to such an extent that the fixed capital cost of the new components exceeds 50 percent of the capital cost of constructing a comparable brand-new facility.
Valued Environmental Attributes/Components: Those aspects(components/processes/functions) of ecosystems, human health, and environmental welfare considered to be important and potentially at risk from human activity or natural hazards.
is natural gas that has been processed to remove either valuable components e.g. helium, or those impurities that could cause difficulty downstream, e.g.
Tensor: In three dimensions, there are nine components of hydraulic conductivity or dispersion and, in matrix form, they form a second-rank symmetric tensor.
Details : I have used this term to mean the smaller components within the objects on the coins surface.
environmental technology : An all-inclusive term used to describe pollution control devices and systems, waste treatment processes and storage facilities, and site remediation technologies and their components that may be utilized to remove ...
Onboard Diagnostics: Devices that are incorporated into the computer systems of new motor vehicles to monitor components and systems that affect emissions when malfunctioning.
White matter is one of the two components of the central nervous system and consists mostly of myelinated axons.
Interior Non-Structural Components Reuse
Interior nonstructural components reuse is determined by dividing the area of retained components by the larger of (1) the area of the prior condition or (2) the area of the completed design.
Potentially Infectious Waste: Human blood, human blood components, and products made from human blood.
(1) To separate the individual components of compound particles by chemical or physical means or both. (2) To cause the particles of the disperse phase of a colloidal system to become suspended in the dispersion medium.
To save the time and hassle of unplugging all the components of a computer or an entertainment system, ...
Climate System. The components of the Earth system which affect climate, including: the atmosphere, oceans, glaciers, the solid Earth and the biosphere.
Climatologist. A person who studies climate.
FOG (Fats Oils and Grease) wastewater components from food preparation, animal or vegetable processing; largely insoluble in water, high COD and likely to float
solid particles smaller than 1Ám in a gaseous emission ...
FUDS has two major components: inventory and remediation. In the inventory phase, projects are investigated to determine if the site is eligible. The remediation phase includes all of the components of the IR Program.
Disassembly of products so components can be reused or recycled.
A pattern of falling death rates and birthrates in response to improved living conditions; could be reversed in deteriorating conditions.
stockpile - nuclear weapons and components under custody of the U.S. Department of Defense.
straddling stocks - fish populations that straddle a boundary between domestic and international waters.
Although chemically inert in the lower atmosphere (troposphere), they are taken to very high altitudes where they are broken down into their components by the stronger sunlight (UV) at these altitudes.
Secondary Effect- Action of a stressor on supporting components of the ecosystem, which in turn impact the ecological component of concern.
Secondary Materials- Materials that have been manufactured and used at least once and are to be used again.
Biotic: the living components of an organism"s environment
Bioturbation: the disturbance of sedimentary deposits by living organisms
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Diffusers and Grilles: Components of the ventilation system that distribute and diffuse air to promote air circulation in the occupied space. Diffusers supply air and grilles return air.
System: the dynamic interrelationship of components designed to enact a vision.
Systems theory: The concept proposed to promote the dynamic interrelationship of activities designed to accomplish a unified system.
Ecosystem: The interacting plants, animals, and physical components (sunlight, soil, air, water) of an area.
Effluent: Waste liquid flowing into a river or lake from a house, industry, sewage treatment plant, or other source.
Mechanical Separation: sorting of waste into various components using mechanical means, such as cyclones, trommels, and screens.
Metabolites: breakdown chemical products resulting when a pesticide passes through a biological system.
Pesticide components such as solvents, carriers, dispersants, and surfactants that are not active against target pests. Not all inert ingredients are innocuous.(1) ...
Formulation: Method and process of selecting the components of a mixture and the product of such a process. For drugs the term usually describes the way the final drug is prepared.
The technique is used to determine the reliability of a component, or system of components, based on the probability of a component or system failure.
A component or components of the climate system where a greenhouse gas or a precursor of a greenhouse gas is stored. Trees are "reservoirs" for carbon dioxide.
General Circulation Model (GCM): A computer model of the basic dynamics and physics of the components of the global climate system (including the atmosphere and oceans) and their interactions which can be used to simulate climate variability and ...
It is an expression of the effect of the physical components of the land -especially the soil, but including climate - on determining whether a specific land use is likely to cause damage. If land is used beyond its capability, degradation results.
Resolution: The breaking of an emulsion into its individual components.
Resource: A person, thing, or action needed for living or to improve the quality of life.
technical components that converts solar light into an electric current ...
Advanced chemical oxidation processes use (chemical) oxidants to reduce COD/BOD levels, and to remove both organic and oxidisable inorganic components.
Cradle to cradle
This is a construction and production ethos proposed by Walter R. Stahel that aims to make all components of a made object reusable or disposable with no negative ecological effects.
Ecosphere: Refers to the entire global ecosystem that comprises atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere as inseparable components.
Ecosystem - an interconnected and symbiotic grouping of animals, plants, fungi, and microorganisms.
Climate change is projected to reduce water resources on many small islands and to adversely affect the livelihoods of island communities by undermining fisheries, tourism and other core components of island economies.
Single-celled organisms, free-living or parasitic, that break down the wastes and bodies of dead organisms, making their components available for reuse by other organisms.
Patch Dynamics: how similar components (patches) in an environment interact with each other. Used to study how patches of invasive species impact an ecosystem, among other things.
The objectives is to improve the accuracy of the forecast through averaging the various forecasts, which eliminates non-predictable components, and to provide reliable information on forecast uncertainties from the diversity amongst ensemble members.
Nitrogen Oxide (NO)
A gas that produces a brownish colour when emitted into the atmosphere before it is oxidized relatively quickly to nitrogen dioxide. It is one of the components of nitrogen oxides and takes part in forming ground-level ozone.
Ecological/Environmental Sustainability: Maintenance of ecosystem components and functions for future generations.
Ecological Exposure: Exposure of a non-human organism to a stressor.
Dematerialisation: Companies are beginning to reduce the physical materials that go into the manufacture, delivery and use of their products. Sometimes it just means use, others it means redesigning products so that components can be recaptured ...
An environmental programme is a statement with guidelines for environmental questions and environmental work.The environmental policy and environmental objectives are components.
or without small quantities of additives, obtained by blending appropriate refinery streams to form a fuel suitable for use in spark-ignition engines. Motor gasoline includes both leaded and unleaded grades of finished gasoline, blending components, ...
used on the same land-management units as agricultural crops and/or animals, in some form of spatial arrangement or temporal sequence. In agroforestry systems there are both ecological and economic interactions between the different components.
The air along the path that the light from the laser travels, including the pollution scatters and absorbs the light. The reduction in the intensity of the light is measured as light extinction. Diagrams of the standard transmissometer components ...
[1, 3] biotic Of or referring to the living components of an environment. Compare abiotic.
See also: Water, Table, Region, Climate, Pollution