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EES 1080 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Endocrine Disruptor, Ecosystem Diversity, Lead Poisoning
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Population Dynamics Determined by 4 factors: 1. Births (within the population) 2. Deaths (within the population) 3. Immigration (individuals arriving from outside the population) 4. Emigration (individuals departing from t...

Earth & Environmental Sciences
EES 1080
Dorale
EES 1080 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Soil Texture, Soil Horizon, Parent Material
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What is soil? 45 mineral particles 25 air 25 water 5 organic matter o 80 Humus o 10 roots o 10 organisms O Horizon- Organific (litter layer) Organic matter deposited by organisms A Horizon- Topsoil Some organic material mi...

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EES 1080
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EES 1080 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Sulfur, Nitrogen Fixation
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find more resources at oneclass.com Case Study: Die Back Issue: What caused forest to become more flammable than normal? Possible factors: drought, disease, pollution Combination of factors caused...

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EES 1080
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EES 1080 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Particulates, Surface Mining, Smog
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find more resources at oneclass.com Air Pollutants Foreign matter in the atmosphere Two matters: Particulate matter (dust) Chemicals Sources of foreign matter: ...

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EES 1080
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EES 1080 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Milankovitch Cycles, Southwestern United States, Continental Drift
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find more resources at oneclass.com 5 impacts of climate control on Humans 1. Health impacts a. Increase in weather-related mortality i. Heat stroke b. Increase, re-eme...

Earth & Environmental Sciences
EES 1080
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EES 1080 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Mojave Desert, Hydrograph
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Hydrologic Cycle Water budget equation: P = R + E +TG P = Precipitation R = Runoff ET= EvapoTranspiration G = Ground Hydrology Surface o Drainage Basin Also called a watershed Area drained by a river or stream system Funda...

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EES 1080
Dorale
EES 1080 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Rachel Carson, Risk Assessment, Bioaccumulation
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find more resources at oneclass.com Economic view vs Environmental view Policy: a formal set of general plans and principles intended to address problems and guide decision-making in specific instances...

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EES 1080
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EES 1080 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Canadian Shield, Ecological Footprint, Scientific Method
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What is Environmental Science? The study of: o How the natural world works o How our environment affects us o How we affect our environment Combines disciplines Involves complex interactions Environment consists of our sur...

Earth & Environmental Sciences
EES 1080
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EES 1080 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Quartzite, Atmospheric Pressure
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Differential Weathering Rock types erode at different rates o Basalt, limestone, quartzite more resistant o Sandstone some varieties can weather easily o Shale less resistant Start out with uniform layer composed of differ...

Earth & Environmental Sciences
EES 1080
Dorale
EES 1080 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Energy Transformation, Transpiration, Wind Speed
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Trophic Levels Levels make up food chain Key operations of Energy conversion 1. Photosynthesis: Production of carbohydrates (sugars) by the union of water with carbon dioxide while absorbing sunlight a. CO +2H 02+ sunlight...

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EES 1080
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EES 1080 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Continental Drift, Continental Margin, Outer Core
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Structure of the Earth Crust o Average thickness: 17 km (10mi) o Outer layer: 30-40 km at continents o Inner layer: 5-7 km under oceans Crustmantle boundary o Moho discontinuity Mantle o Composed of ultramafic rocks Core o...

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EES 1080
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EES 1080 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Humidity, Relative Humidity, Hydrosphere
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Meridional Transport of Energy currents follow lines of longitude o North-south transport Drives Earths transport mechanism o Responsible for general atmospheric and oceanic surface circulation Wind system of Earth Global ...

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EES 1080
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EES 1080 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Porosity, Herbivore, Water Table
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Subsurface Hydrology AKA ground water Two zones o Unsaturated zone o Saturated zone Water table: boundary between zones o Changes with surrounding conditions Ground Water Aquifer: any water-transmitting material Aquiclude:...

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EES 1080
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EES 1080 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Evaporation, Coriolis Force, June Solstice

Atmosphere Atmospheric Composition: Nitrogen 78.8 Oxygen 29.9 Argon 0.93 Other Permanent Gases; Neon 0.0018, Helium 0.0005, Hydrogen 0.00006, Xenon 0.000009 Variable Gases; Water Vapor 04, Carbon Dioxide 0.036, Methane 0.0...

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EES 1080
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EES 1080 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Osmosis, Euryhaline, Countershading

Marine and COastal Systems and Resources The Worlds Oceans: Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and SOuthern 97 of Earths surface is ocean Chemical Composition of Seawater: 3.5 of seawater is composed of chemicals Chloride ...

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EES 1080
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Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: National Environmental Policy Act, Municipal Solid Waste, Criteria Air Contaminants

l e a r n • r e f e r e n c e • r e v i e w permacharts TM EEnvironmental Law ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POL...

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