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RUTGERS11:375:101Dr. RavitFall

11:375:101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Warm Front, Rain Shadow, Cold Front

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Weather - set of physical conditions of the lower atmosphere, including temperature, precipitation, humidity, wind speed, cloud cover, and other factor
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RUTGERS11:375:101Dr. RavitFall

11:375:101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Ocean Turbidity, Ocean Acidification, Zooplankton

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Aquatic life zones - aquatic equivalents of biomes. Salinity - the amounts of various salts such as sodium chloride dissolved in a given volume of wate
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RUTGERS11:375:101Dr. RavitFall

11:375:101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Carrying Capacity, Ecological Succession, Interspecific Competition

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Chapter 5: species interactions, ecological succession, and population control. Resource partitioning - occurs when different species competing for sim
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RUTGERS11:375:101Dr. RavitFall

11:375:101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Keystone Species, Generalist And Specialist Species, Ecosystem Diversity

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Biodiversity - the variety of life on the earth. Species of diversity - the number and abundance of the different kinds of species living in an ecosyst
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RUTGERS11:375:101Dr. RavitFall

11:375:101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 13: Surface Runoff, Virtual Water, Water Use

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Water is super important and is a vital part of our planet and our bodies. 71% of the earth"s surface is covered with water. Our bodies are made up of
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RUTGERS11:375:101Dr. RavitFall

11:375:101 Chapter 20: Intro to Enviro Chapter 20 Notes

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Water pollution - any change in water quality that"s harmful to living organisms. Chapter 20: water pollution or make the water unfit for human consump
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RUTGERS11:375:101Dr. RavitFall

11:375:101 Chapter Notes - Fall 2018 Chapter 2 - Atomic number, Feedback, Positive feedback

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Science is a field of study focused on discovering how nature works and using that knowledge to describe what is likely to happen in nature. Scientific
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RUTGERS11:375:101Dr. RavitFall

11:375:101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 23: Human Capital, Marginal Cost, Discount Window

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Economics - the social science that deals with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services to satisfy people"s needs and wants.
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RUTGERS11:375:101Dr. RavitFall

11:375:101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Geosphere, Hydrosphere, Carbon Cycle

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Atmosphere - a spherical mass of air surrounding the earth"s surface. Troposphere - the innermost layer of the atmosphere. Stratosphere - next layer in
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RUTGERS11:375:101Dr. RavitFall

11:375:101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Environmentalism, Ecosystem Services, Natural Capital

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Environmental science - interdisciplinary study of how the earth works and has survived, how humans interact with the environment, and how we can live
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11:375:101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Total Fertility Rate, Mortality Rate, Birth Rate

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Cultural carrying capacity - the maximum number of people who could live in reasonable freedom and comfort indefinitely, without decreasing the ability
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11:375:101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 24: Environmental Impact Statement, Precautionary Principle, National Ambient Air Quality Standards

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Tragedy of the commons - the government plays a key role in preserving common or open access renewable resources. Politics - the process by which indiv
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