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Precipitation: Mapping the Precipitations in Different Parts of Iran

- Precipitation is a research subject within the scientific communities and there have been vast projects designed and implemented through the world and in Iran because it has the highest importance amongst other climatic entities. This situation needs a basic investigation ofn mapping the precipitations in different parts of the country as well as awareness of which factors are affecting precipitation intensities and how to control them. Precipitation varies with regard to the climatic and geographical changes....   [tags: climate, rain, water levels]

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Victim Precipitation Is A Theory

- Victim precipitation is a theory in criminology that analyzes how a victim 's interaction with the offender may have contributed to the crime being committed. Variation of intent by the offender and how the victim may or may not have contributed to the crime, regardless of the actions. With some offenders looking for the right situation to commit a crime, others show little to no prior intent. The approach with assumption that all offenders are equal in their drive and desire to engage in criminal activity was untenable....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Victimology, Victim]

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Understanding About the Homogeneous Precipitation

- Understanding About the Homogeneous Precipitation Synthesis and thermal analysis of the group 2(IIA) metal oxalate hydrates Objective : 1. To run the synthesis of calcium oxalate via the precipitate from solution containing calcium ion and oxalate ion. 2. To do a thermo gravimetric analysis on calcium oxalate. 3. Understand and practice the method of homogeneous precipitation through this experiment. Introduction Thermo gravimetric analysis (TGA) is one of the common analytical thermal analysis techniques that widely use to determine the thermal profile and stability of compound....   [tags: Papers]

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Acid Precipitation

- Sitting in your room late at night, you listen to the gentle pittter-patter of the rain on your window. Ahh, so soothing and relaxing. Have you ever really wondered what the rain is really made of. Is that just water or is it acid slowly streaming down out there. That rain you hear just might be acid rain, it could change the way you live your life. The commonly used terms “acid rain” and “acid precipitation” describe specific forms of a type of pollution described generally as “acid deposition.” Harmful gases that rise into the air mix with cloud moisture, sunlight, and oxidants....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Understanding Acidic Precipitation or Acid Rain

- Understanding Acidic Precipitation or Acid Rain Our atmosphere functions as living ecosystem of chemical reactions. Through the help of the water cycle, chemicals pass through the atmosphere and are eventually taken up by the soil, surface water, or organic materials. Human beings have added enormously to the atmospheric burden of many toxic substances. The most prominent evidence of this is the presence of acid rain: precipitation and particles that have been made acidic by air pollution. Acid rain is a direct consequence of the atmosphere's self-cleansing process....   [tags: Papers]

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The Theories Of Victimization I Found Are The Victim Precipitation Theory, And The Lifestyle Theory

- There are always those moments when we make decisions that affect the rest of our lives, turning left when we should have turned right. The difference is that most times we live to regret those decisions unlike Carla and her ill-fated jog to her death. There have been throughout time theories as to why offenders commit crime and what drives them to go against all social norms, but now the discussion in the last 50 years, or so, has been what and how much responsibility the victim has in what makes them an attractive target and how their daily routines can even make then more susceptible to crime....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Sociology, Victim]

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Science Of The Brain 's Visual Object Precipitation Process By Testing Our Assumptions

- Application: If this tree maker method shows promising results, we will proceed to our greater goal, advancing our knowledge of the brain’s visual object precipitation process by testing our assumptions: 1) Images will have higher responses the closer they are to the max response image. The distance is the number of steps it takes on the tree to reach the image. 2) As the generations (number of steps down the tree) increased the response sizes would increase as well. 3) Images on the path to the max response image have the largest responses out of all the other images, so the images not searched, because they were not on the path, could not be the maximum image....   [tags: Brain, Human brain, Cerebral cortex]

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Discussion of a biome using specific information about precipitation patterns, plants, animals, and general locations

- QUESTIONS: 1. What biome did you choose to research and study. My choice for study and research was the desert. 2. Describe your biome using specific information about precipitation patterns, plants, animals, and general locations. (you can include pictures) A desert is the driest of all the biomes, receiving, on average, less than 10 inches of precipitation per year. Deserts cover about one fifth of the Earth's land surface and can be classified as hot and dry or cold deserts. The hot and dry deserts are located near the Southern or Northern Tropic, and, just as their name suggests, can receive extreme temperatures of 43-49°C during day and usually have very little rainfall and/or con...   [tags: Geography, Biodiversity]

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

- In the past few years the world has experienced notable climate changes along with increasingly frequent natural disasters. The Earth’s climate system is creating what many people including Professor Burrell Montz call a “New Normal”. The New Normal is defined by the increasingly extreme weather events such as storms and droughts, as well as accelerating sea level rise all around the world. Patterns of change have become abundantly clear. For example the earth getting warmer, change in annual precipitation over land, and increase in sea level....   [tags: precipitation, vulnerability ]

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Impacts of Global Climate Change on Temperature and Precipitation Patterns in the Midwest and the Consequences for Soils

- Impacts of Global Climate Change on Temperature and Precipitation Patterns in the Midwest and the Consequences for Soils Introduction During the last century, human activities in agriculture, industry and technology have brought about a change in the chemical composition of the atmosphere. This change so far has not had a noticeable or discernible effect on world climate, but if these same activities continue, global climate change will become irreversible. The major contributing factor is the increase in the amount of carbon dioxide and other gasses in the atmosphere....   [tags: Environment Environmental Essays]

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2013/2014 Queensland Australia Drought

- Introduction The following is a report on Australian drought situation. It will identity the definition of the drought, describe the causes of drought, represent impact of drought in Queensland and introduce management to help farmers cope with future drought occurrences. The definition of drought A drought means there is not enough precipitation. It is a period of unusually dry weather that keeps on long enough to cause environment or economic problems which result in a water shortage and destroy vegetation, animals and crops....   [tags: Australia, Precipitation,]

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Hydroclimate of the Northwest of the United States

- ... Although AR events are linked to many intense precipitation events, these events primarily impact the Pacific Northwest, with areas to the east of the Cascades remaining comparatively dry (Warner et al., 2012). That is not to say that AR events never impact the Inland Northwest; recent work by Rutz et al. (2014) show that while AR frequency decreases significantly east of the Cascades, these events are still associated with 24-h top-decile precipitation in the INW. The contribution to cool season precipitation amounts – both totals and top-decile events – range across the INW, with southeastern Idaho and western Montana seeing the smallest fraction of their cool season precipitation an...   [tags: streamflow, precipitation, rainfall]

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Human Impact On Climate Change And Global Warming

- Human Impact on Climate Change and Global Warming Prior to my research, involving three peer reviewed journal articles from scholarly and reputable sources, I had a pretty clear idea that climate change was in fact real and that humans were at responsible to a high degree to the exponential growth of global temperatures. I have been told for several years that the decisions I make affect others in a large way. This is very true when it comes to climate change, humans use of aerosol sprays, plastic, and waste in general is a vast majority of the ways that humans directly impact global temperatures....   [tags: Global warming, Climate, Precipitation]

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The Hydrologic Cycle and Desert Landscapes

- Introduction This paper is a two-part essay involving the hydrologic cycle and a desert landscape. First, the paper will discuss the hydrologic cycle and apply it to where I live, east Tennessee. Next, the paper will focus on a desert landscape. The discussion will center on how a desert forms as well as the features found within the landscape. Hydrologic Cycle The hydrologic cycle is a process that moves water throughout the Earth’s environment. “In terms of water, the earth is a closed system, so water isn’t added or removed from earth; it’s simply transformed, transported, and recycled” (Spooner, 2013)....   [tags: water, earth's movement, precipitation]

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Drought : From Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

- Drought From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For other uses, see Drought (disambiguation). Contraction/Desiccation cracks in dry earth (Sonoran desert, Mexico). A drought is a period of below-average precipitation in a given region, resulting in prolonged shortages in its water supply, whether atmospheric, surface water or ground water. A drought can last for months or years, or may be declared after as few as 15 days.[1] It can have a substantial impact on the ecosystem and agriculture of the affected region[2] and harm to the local economy.[3] Annual dry seasons in the tropics significantly increase the chances of a drought developing and subsequent bush fires....   [tags: Water, Precipitation, Climate, Drought]

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The Effect Of Water On Earth 's Water

- Scientists believe the Earth formed 4.6 billion years ago, while the Earth’s water has been present for 3.8 billion years (Bethea, 2011). Water is known as H2O, meaning each water molecule consists of two hydrogen and one oxygen atom (Bethea, 2011). Water molecules are in a constant state of movement and are present as a “solid, liquid, and gas” (Bethea, 2011, p. 18). Water in all forms is continually moving and recycling through the processes of the water cycle (or hydrologic cycle); evaporating from the oceans, water bodies, and plant vegetation into the atmosphere, then condensing before falling as precipitation to the land and back into the oceans (Rickard, Spenceley, & Linstead, 2011) (...   [tags: Water, Evaporation, Precipitation, Earth]

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Patters of Atmospheric Heating and Circulation

- The global pattern of atmospheric heating and circulation is the high precipitation in the tropics which is produced by high rates of evaporation and subsequent concentration of water vapor in ascending air masses. Energy from the sun heats up earth but unfortunately it doesn’t distribute it evenly across the surface of the earth. The tropics receive more heat radiation than they produce the arctic or the polar region produce more radiation than they receive. The clouds formed in this way produce the heavy precipitation associated with the tropics....   [tags: precipitation, temperature, sunlight]

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The World 's Total Water Supply

- The world’s total water supply is approximately 332.5 million cubic miles of water, which covers up about 70% of earth’s surface. With that much water inhabiting our planet, there obviously has to be a way to keep the water moving. We call this the water cycle, which has been around longer than we can know. The great thing about the water cycle is that it can never stop working because water will always be evaporated. In fact, we are now using the same water as we did during Earth’s beginning, thanks to the water cycle....   [tags: Water, Precipitation, Hydrology, Ice]

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Assessment of the Hydrogeological Aspects of White River in South Dakota

- ... Field Observation Surveys Field observation surveys are carried out in order to collect data in form of geological maps, hydrological maps and terrain of the proposed site. The data can then be acquired basing upon the relevant task. The main aim of this report is to collect data for the ground water and surface water. The tasks required to carry out such tasks are given in the proposal below: 1. Topography & Hydrology Mapping The section is divided into two main headings i.e. Topography and Hydrology, when discussing topography we mean the condition and type of the terrain which may be depicting levels of the ground, hills, valleys, forests and water bodies....   [tags: flow direction, precipitation and runoff]

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Desert Soils And The City Of Hesperia

- Having moved from the city of Los Angeles to the city of Hesperia, there were many changes I needed to get use to. One of those major changes was the change of scenery from green front lawns to bare dirt. Hesperia is only an hour and a half northeast of Los Angeles, yet the environment in Hesperia made it seem like I moved to another state. I could not understand why in Hesperia people did not grass in their properties, or fruit trees. I soon found out in school that Hesperia had arid soils, which are actually the most prevalent soils in the world....   [tags: Precipitation, Water, Desert, Rain]

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The Desert And The Chaparral Shrubland Of The California Region

- The plants in The desert and the Chaparral Shrubland of the California Region share many adaptations though they are not closely related. The deserts in North America cover the regions from the northwest United States to western Mexico and the southern parts of Texas and New Mexico to north central Mexico. The Chaparral Shrubland of the California Region ranges from southern Oregon to northern Baja California (Vankat 2003). Rain rarely falls in these deserts and when it does the precipitation to evaporation ratio is very low....   [tags: Water, Precipitation, Rain, Desert]

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The Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Project

- 1.3 Efforts to Restore the Los Angeles River Since the 1980s, numerous efforts have been implemented to restore the Los Angeles River and maintain flood control. Many agencies at a local, state, and federal level, along with non-profit organizations, have collaborated to slowly bring the River closer to its natural state while slowly enhancing water management. A master plan exists that will take 25-50 years to fully realize, but that will certainly be a source of great joy and pride to future generations....   [tags: Water, Hydrology, Precipitation, Climate]

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Chemical And Physical Properties Of The Substances

- Name: Sebastian Sak Lab Partners: Timothy Gronet TA: Feifei Xu Determined Chemicals Through Different Chemical and Physical Properties Purpose: In the lab, common household chemicals will be studied to identify the substances. Chemical and physical properties of these different chemical will aid in identifying the substances, all of which are white, solid substances. Procedure: The experiment was performed based on the procedure in the lab handout “Exp. #5: Chemicals in Everyday Life.” The sulfuric acid test originally in the procedure was removed along with the sugars....   [tags: Solubility, Precipitation, Sodium chloride]

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The Geology Of Zinco 's Lease Area

- As discussed in Chapter 2, the geology of ZinCo’s lease area is comprised of a limestone host rock belonging to the Inca Phase folds, or more specifically the Jumasha formation. Due to the close proximity of the Ocelot Mine to the MFTB, these formations have become highly folded and faulted as indicated by the mountainous terrain. As a result, the limestone is expected to be highly fractured which is also indicated by the presence of two dykes protruding vertically into the Ocelot ore body. These structural characteristics indicate that there is a decrease in quality and strength of the host rock in comparison to typical limestone values....   [tags: Water, Groundwater, Hydrology, Precipitation]

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Temperate Deciduous Forest and Missouri

- Warsaw, Missouri holds the record for both the coldest and the hottest temperatures ever recorded in Missouri ("Missouri Facts and Trivia"). The temperate deciduous forest is home to unique ecosystems and plentiful wildlife and vegetation. The temperature and precipitation in this biome is not too high or too low, hence the word temperate in the name. The terrain in the temperate deciduous biome has a great effect on the adaptations of the living organisms in the area. Missouri belongs in the temperate deciduous forest biome because both regions have similar climate, locations, terrain, flora, and fauna....   [tags: temperature, biome, precipitation, ecosystem]

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A Report On The Nafud Sand Sea

- The Nafud Sand Sea currently reveals dry climatic conditions. The lack of permanent vegetation cover and the occurrence of loose sediments are the main symptoms of aridity. According to the UNESCO (1979) classification of arid regions, the Nafud desert has an aridity index (AI = P/ETP) value of 0.04, where P is the annual precipitation (117 mm) and the ETP is the annual evapotranspiration. The ETP is assigned for the available data for the annual evaporation as 3000 mm (Sharaf and Hussein 1996)....   [tags: Water, Precipitation, Arid, Climate]

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Assessment Plan For Pre Assessment

- Assessment Plan Pre-assessment Assessment Objectives Accommodations Carousel brainstorm: This assessment is a form of oral questioning. There will be four questions posted around the room asking various questions about weather and the atmosphere for example: What is atmosphere. Why does weather happen. Where does weather happen. Where does come from. The students will walk around the room and write an answer to each question on the butcher paper below it. This assessment will not be graded. I will use the children’s answers to correct their misconceptions about weather and the atmosphere in future lessons. 1. Define the atmosphere as being made of air and water All of the desks would have...   [tags: Precipitation, Water, Rain, Fog]

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The Topography Of The Area

- Geology Wellington’s topography can be described as very hilly. But breaking this down further, we can understand that Wellington’s topography breaks into ridges, hills and flat basins which all combine to form the overall landscape. Many of the small ridges have been developed into urban areas such as Kelburn and Brooklyn, while additionally other development has occurred down on the flat basins around the harbour. It’s these ridges along with the Wellington flat basins we can describe as the urban developed areas in Wellington....   [tags: Water, Precipitation, Rain, Soil]

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Precipitation Test of Cations and Anions

- Qualitative Analysis Purpose: In this lab, we would tests the ions of Mg2+, Ca2+, Sr2+, and Ba2+, and enable each to be identified separately. And by using these observations, we could also identify an unknown. We also would tests the ions of SO42-, CO32-, Cl-, and I-, that also enable each to be identified separately, and to be use to identify the unknown. Safety: Chemicals include toxic. Remember to wash hands after the experiment. Procedure Summary; Part I - Qualitative Analysis of Group 2 Elements We first mix 0.02M K2CrO4 with each Mg(NO3)2, Ca(NO3)2, Sr(NO3)2 and Ba(NO3)2 together....   [tags: Chemistry Lab]

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What is Acid Rain?

- Acid rain has been proven to have damage forests, fresh waters and soils, killing insect and aquatic life-forms. It also causes damage to buildings and impacts on human health. Many people do not know what acid rain actually is. Acid rain is any form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, low pH levels, higher than normal amounts of sulfuric and nitric acid, occurs naturally and from man made sources. Forms when gases react in the atmosphere with water, oxygen, and other chemicals (what is acid rain?)....   [tags: precipitation, pH levels, damage]

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What´s Supercell Thunderstorm?

- ... Supercell Thunderstorms can take place anywhere if under the correct climate conditions (Mallick, 2002). Discussion: All Supercell Thunderstorm features contain an Anvil, a Precipitation-free base; Wall Cloud, Mammatus Cloud, Forward Flank Downdraft, Rear Flank Downdraft, Vault and a Flanking Line (shown in figure 1.) Supercell Thunderstorms are classified by storm spotters by meteorologists into three classes. Although, not call thunderstorms fit perfectly into one grouping. The standard definitions are named as the Classic group....   [tags: windstorms and hailstones, precipitation ]

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Water And Its Effect On Earth

- When looking at Earth from space it is immersed in blue, that is because water covers about 75 percent of Earth’s surface. Water is a necessity to sustain life on Earth, which sets Earth apart from other planets in our solar system. Water is the only substance that can occur naturally and change states from a liquid, solid, and gas. Therefore, Earth’s water is constantly moving from these states in the ocean, land, and to the atmosphere. The presence of water on, in, and above the Earth is known as the water cycle....   [tags: Water, Evaporation, Precipitation, Water cycle]

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The Assumption That Anthropogenic Climate Change Is Occurring

- This paper will work from the assumption that anthropogenic climate change is occurring and can be attributed in large part to greenhouse gas emissions. The changes wrought by this phenomena will be broad-based, multifaceted, and inextricably interconnected, as is the nature of our fragile planet. In overly simplified terms; climate scientists suggest that these changes may have profound impacts on the water cycle and specifically; “atmospheric water vapor concentrations, clouds, precipitation patterns, and runoff and streamflow patterns.” As the lower atmosphere warms, evaporation rates will increase due to the rising temperatures....   [tags: Global warming, Earth, Precipitation, Water]

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How Do People 's Reliance On Places And Environments Influence Their Perception Of Them

- Introduction – Stormwater is often referred to as pure rainwater supply plus containing any particles or objects. This report outline consisting of the following:  How do people’s reliance on places and environments influence their perception of them.  What effect does the uneven distribution of resources and services have on the lives of people.  What approached can be used to improve the availability of resources and access to services.  How can I classify environmental resources.  How are all are connected from an environmental perspective....   [tags: Water, Precipitation, Rain, Water cycle]

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Causes Of Drought And Climate Change And Weather

- Fresh water is one of the most important and basic need of all living things, without it we can die from dehydration. In fact, no one living thing will be alive without water. California, a sunny, beautiful place on the west coast where there is so much to do, so much for live for, but that amazing place California is in a drought. Drought is a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall which is resulting in a shortage of water in the state. What can they do to resolve this issue. There are three main causes of the drought, one being climate change and farming....   [tags: Water, Precipitation, Water resources, Climate]

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The Global Climate Systems : The Climate System

- The Global Climate System The global climate system can be defined as the interaction of the five major components of the Earth: the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the cryosphere, the land surface and the biosphere to determine the Earth’s global climate. Involves the flow of energy, water and carbon. Atmosphere: the envelope of gases surrounding the Earth. It is roughly 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen, with traces of other gases and plays a major role in the water cycle, the nitrogen cycle, and the carbon cycle....   [tags: Earth, Water, Precipitation, Carbon dioxide]

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Threats to Groundwater

- Threats to Groundwater The 1/3rd of the world is covered with land. Other sector is in water. Water is one of the most important natural resources for living. It is use for drinking, fertilizing, washing and many other things to do with it. Now the water condition is very bad. The environment suffers the water condition and its purity. The ground water is one of our valuable sources. “The water we drink and use everyday might be called our most valuable resource. Agriculture, manufacturing, brewing, and other day-to-day activities depend on reliable, pure groundwater....   [tags: Soil, Precipitation, Resource]

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The Effects Of Rain And Rain On Our Lives

- Snow and rain can provide many benefits, but at the same time hinder and burden our lives and environment. Rain is precipitation that falls down as a liquid from clouds, which can be beneficial to our environment, however, it can be of an annoyance in urban areas. Snow is also a form of precipitation and can provide benefits to the environment, but like rain, it is a concern to those in urban areas. Rain is a part of the water cycle, which provides us with fresh water and can act as a cleanser in nature....   [tags: Precipitation, Water, Rain, Water cycle]

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The Ecosystems And Evolution Of Tropical Forests

- Chapters 3-4 Ecosystems and Evolution 1. Even though tropical rain forests only cover about 2% of the earth’s land surface, they are home to about half of all terrestrial plant and animal species. By continuing our harmful logging practices and ever-increasing fossil fuel consumption, we are becoming a greater threat to these “endangered” ecosystems. These tropical rainforests are important in that the copious trees take in carbon dioxide and help regulate its levels in the atmosphere, which is important in keeping our air at the right temperature....   [tags: Water, Water cycle, Plant, Precipitation]

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Global Climatic Changes

- ... The primary greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide which is contributing to recent global climatic changes. Over the past few decades nearly 80% of carbon dioxide emissions came from burning fossil fuels and the rest 20% evolved from agricultural practices and deforestation. Since the start of industrial evolution, the concentration of carbon dioxide roughly increased by 32%. Co2 is also produced as by-product during manufacturing of cement. Deforestation results in increase of carbon dioxide and reduces its uptake by trees and plants....   [tags: greenhouse, acidification, precipitation]

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Water Scarcity And Lack Of Water

- Most people never give attention to the importance of water or the purity of what is provided. Water is a universal necessity, which is becoming a crucial issue in insufficiency. The deficiency is a global crisis around the world, and leads to many detrimental effects. The lack of water affects the entire continent without worldwide knowledge. Water is used in almost every entirety of human life; the careless usage causes profuse issues for living. There are several resources that provide the necessity of water, which are in poor situations in provision....   [tags: Water, Groundwater, Water cycle, Precipitation]

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How Does It Work? How Is It Made?

- How does it work. How is it made. These are common questions that are the start of a process analysis essay. Process analysis is used almost all the time without being noticed, such as being used in directions for a recipe, or a car manual; whereas the manual would show how something would work. The Informational and Directional Processes are the main components of what a student would need to use to make a process analysis essay. Process analyses can show how something is made or how it works in various types of media ranging from car manuals to cook books....   [tags: Water, Water cycle, Precipitation, Rhetoric]

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Water Delivery and Sewage System in Sourthern California

- California relies on an elaborate water delivery and storage system to supply water throughout the state particularly Southern California and its arid desert communities. About 75% of the annual precipitation falls north of Sacramento while most of the demand is south. The seven major systems of aqueducts and infrastructure capture and transport the water to the dryer parts of the state. Local water agencies including the Coachella Valley Water District play an important role in delivering the water for communities, farms, and businesses....   [tags: water resource, precipitations]

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The Hydrologic Cycle

- Water covers 70 percent of earth’s surface area, in which less than 2 percent is ground water that provides 30 percent of human daily fresh water (Olien, 2005; Wiltz 2011). Water is one of the essential necessities needed by all living organisms to survive. Absence of water kills. It is one of the most unique and mysterious elements on earth that is renewable if it is managed abstinently. Hydrologic cycle, describes the way in which water moves around the earth in an endless circle from the ocean to our atmosphere....   [tags: water, fresh water, prescipitation]

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Effects Of The Oil Industry On The State Of California

- There are many industries being affected in the state of California due to its exceptional drought. Industries, like agriculture and fishing are being forced to conserve water after many voluntary water restrictions failed. However, the oil industry has been exempt from many regulations. A process used in the industry called hydraulic “fracking” has also been quietly draining California’s valuable water, while regulations on lesser water users are piled on top of each other. The tremendous amount of water wasted is disposed in underground wells, kept away from the water cycle....   [tags: Water, Hydrology, Petroleum, Precipitation]

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The Unequal Heating Of The Earth

- The unequal heating of the earth by the sun is due to the earth’s relationship with the sun and the solar energy that the sun provides. One of the key factors that influences the unequal heating is due to the angle at which the sun hits earth. Earth is shaped as an oblate sphere that rotates around its tilted 23-degree axis from east to west. One rotation around its axis is twenty-four hours, or one day. The earth also rotates around the sun as a revolution or a year. Depending on the earth’s orbit around the sun, the axis may be inclined toward or away from the sun; this is known as the angle of incidence....   [tags: Climate, Sun, Temperature, Precipitation]

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My Vacation At Willow Lake

- I have not had many meaningful moments with nature, even though I have many encounters with it. But the encounter that is the most prevalent in my mind is my vacation at Willow Lake, Minnesota. Here I had encounters with nature on the water, out bike riding, and watching a storm come in the distance. When we took our vacation to Minnesota, we spent most of our time out on the water. Part of the reason for this is the amount of fishing that gets done up there, but another is the water skiing that goes on daily....   [tags: Precipitation, Water, Rain, Hail]

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The Concentration Of Nitrate Acid

- Before the 6M HNO3 was added into the precipitates, the supernatant was removed. Because the supernatant could be a truly strong basic which would neutralize the nitrate acid, such as, 3M and 19M NaOH. It also can be some solution which could react with acid, such as, Na2CO3. For this specific case, some gas could be evolved, which would disturb the observation. Because of reactions, the concentration of nitrate acid would decrease. Even though nothing was in the supernatant can react with nitrate acid, the nitrate acid would still be diluted by supernatant....   [tags: Solubility, Ammonia, Precipitation, Concentration]

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The Between Earth And Earth

- From the ground underneath us to the stars in the sky, we all are apart of the earth’s spheres. Us as humans fit in with earth’s spheres very well actually. There are different spheres on Earth that we tie into that play a part in our lives. Here are the spheres that I will be tying us into Hydrosphere, Exosphere, Atmosphere, and Geosphere. These spheres play a crucial part in our lives and explaining what each sphere affects us. The spheres have an important job on our earth and we need to realize it....   [tags: Earth, Water, Atmosphere, Precipitation]

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Global Warming And Its Effect On Earth

- In today’s society, anywhere from Hong Kong to Detroit, Michigan, a major disregard to Earth and its inhabitants, substantial resources, and well-being has been created; in other words, the Earth has been taken advantage of. With all earth’s inhabitants being unconscious of their actions and how it directly effects Earth, we have unknowingly increased the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in our oceans, atmosphere, and planet in general. With this detrimental amplification in the amount of CO2 on Earth, we, as inhabitants to this infected planet, should show more concern with the Earth’s temperature, phases and stages, and reactions we have self-created....   [tags: Global warming, Earth, Climate, Precipitation]

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Review Of ' The Rain Sequence '

- In Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray, 1955) the rain sequence is tremendously significant to the entirety of the story Ray, is known for his technical work and this scene is no different. Skillfully, Ray uses camera techniques, sound and editing to show Durga’s excitement of the rainstorm. Concurrently, it is also ironic considering Durga’s death only a few scenes after. Particularly, the editing choices for this sequence is interesting. Ray’s use of editing, combined with his sound design creates the same sense of curiosity, excitement and anticipation within his audience that he creates in his characters....   [tags: Water, Rain, Water cycle, Precipitation]

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Effects Of Climate Change On Human Health

- There are many impacts of climate change that cause stress on human health. These impacts can be through direct exposure or indirect exposure. In either case these effects are caused by human development causing vulnerability and destabilization environmentally, socially, and economically all over the world. One specific location that is being effected most harshly by these added exposures is the island country of Funafuti, Tuvalu. This paper will discuss the extent of direct and indirect impacts as well as the ongoing adaptation and mitigation efforts in addressing the problem....   [tags: Water, Climate change, Ocean, Precipitation]

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Recent Natural Disaster Of The Blizzard

- Recent Natural Disaster Towards the end of January 2016, a major blizzard was predicted to produce up to two feet of snow in parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast United States. Media outlets had termed the blizzard Winter Storm Jonas and Snowzilla and regarded it as potentially historic***. The storm was so large that it was able to be seen from space. Astronaut Scott Kelly had released a picture of Winter Storm Jonas from aboard the International Space Station on January 23***. Type of Disaster The blizzard, considered a natural disaster, was rated as a Category 4 or “Crippling” winter storm on NOAA’s Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale***....   [tags: Storm, Winter storm, Precipitation, Blizzard]

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The Effect Of Albedo On An Urban Environment

- Ahsen Mian 998973945 GGR112H5 PRA0101 Practical Assignment 1 – Solar Albedo Measurement Introduction: The purpose of this report is to understand the influence of albedo on an urban environment and to evaluate the albedo of individual surface types to determine how they will influence the microclimate in a range of conditions. This practical took place at southeast parking lot of parking lot 8. The study area was measured out into a transect measuring 30m by 30m that incorporated part of parking lot 8 as well as the edge of the soccer field....   [tags: Green roof, Urban heat island, Precipitation]

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The Precipitating Problems And Symptoms

- 1. The precipitating problems or symptoms. She started her journey to foster care and final Babcock Center because on September 19, 1955, an order from the probate court of McCormick County, she and her siblings, were removed from the custody of their parents, and the children 's Bureau of SC was appointed their guardian. Records indicated they have been living in deplorable circumstances. Parent were incarcerated at the time. Four of the children were located at Whitten Center, Patrice spent some time in a foster home....   [tags: Family, Foster care, Ethics, Marriage]

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Precipitating Lead Chromate on a Small Scale

- Purpose The purpose of this experiment is to use our knowledge from previous experiments to determine the theoretical, actual, and percent yields of the lead chromate from the reaction of solutions of potassium chromate and lead nitrate (Lab Guide pg. 83). Question or Problem The question that was proposed for investigation was: Can the theoretical, actual, and percent yields be determined accurately (Lab Guide pg. 83). Background Discussion For this experiment we have to use physical methods to separate the reaction mixture from the liquid....   [tags: ]

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Electrostatic Precipitator

- The electrostatic precipitator (ESP) is a machine used in factories, to clean out the waste solid particle, for example ash from the exhaust gas, allowing clean exhaust gas exit through the chimney. The electrostatic precipitator functions by using first allow the exhaust gas with the waste solid particles pass through the Nozzle as shown in the diagram below. Then the exhaust gas passes through inlet gas distribution, which evenly distributes the gas as shown below in a turquoise color, and starts going through the Discharge electrodes and the collector plates, which is shown in the diagram red and blue respectively....   [tags: Preventing Air Pollution]

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Types of Thunderstorms

- When thunderstorm are mentioned, a large gray mass of clouds with an anvil shape immediately comes to mind, and most people never give it a second thought. Thunderstorms form because of the rapid upward movement of warm, moist air (2010, Thunderstorm). Depending on the severity of the storm there can be anything from several inches of rain to hail, and in some severe cases even tornadoes. Thunderstorms can be classified as a single-cell, multi-cell, or super-cell, with super-cells being the most severe of the three....   [tags: Weather]

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Mesoscale Convective Complex

- Introduction On the evening of June 27 through the early morning of June 28, areas of New York and Pennsylvania experienced flooding due to intense rainfall from a passing storm system. Prior rainfall from the previous days had left the ground moist and river levels higher than normal (“Flood event of”). This elevated the flooding risk caused by added precipitation. Areas that had the most precipitation in a 24 hour period included northeastern Chenango County in New York and northern Wayne County in Pennsylvania, which had 4.50-5.00 inches and 6.00 to 6.50 inches of precipitation respectively, based on Multisensor Precipitation Estimates (“Rainfall for june”)....   [tags: MCC]

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The Adverse Affects of Climate Change

- 1.0 Climate change For a significant number of years it has been evident that global temperatures were rising and that human activity is a major contributing factor to this rise. The rise in temperature is not only heating the planet but having an adverse effect on the global climate. 1.1 Global Global temperatures have noticeably been rising since the mid 1800’s.The average temperature has increased by 0.6 ± 0.2°C since 1860 according to (John Sweeney, 2003)with accelerated warming apparent in the latter decades of the 20th century....   [tags: warming, run-off, drainage]

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Water And The Water Cycle

- Water and the water cycle have essential roles in almost every environmental system (textbook). The hydrologic cycle, also known as the water cycle, summarizes how water in all different forms circulates through our environment (textbook). There are different parts of the hydrologic cycle that have an impact the climate. Some of these parts contribute certain effects of climate change like droughts, melting glaciers, decreasing river flows, and much more (textbook). This paper will examine the components of the water cycle and the impacts that it takes from climate change....   [tags: Water, Hydrology, Water cycle, Evaporation]

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Types of Clouds

- Like low level clouds, the most basic classification of middle clouds also based on their elevation from earth’s surface. Middle level clouds exist between 2 km to 6 km above of the surface. Middle level clouds were classified into 3 types which is Altocumulus, Altostratus and Nimbostratus (Oliver, 2005). All of these clouds are occur in layers but it different in colour, precipitation and description of the clouds. Altocumulus can be found word widely at middle latitude. It consists of water and ice of crystal....   [tags: cirrus, cirrocumulus, cirrostratus]

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Drought Is A Hazard Of Nature

- Drought is a hazard of nature that resembles a “creeping phenomenon”, and has impacts that vary by region. Drought can be difficult to define since different regions experience more rainfall than others, but a general definition to help people understand the concept of drought can be defined as a period of deficient precipitation that results in extensive damage to crops and a loss of yield. A more specific way to identify the beginning of drought is by comparing the current situation to the historical average, which is typically a 30-year period....   [tags: Water, Hydrology, Water crisis, Drought]

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Different Theories Of Victimization And Crime

- There are several different theories of victimization. Each theory discusses how victims and victimization are major focuses in the study of crime. All of these theories share some of the same assumptions that deal with crime and its victims. Some of the major theories of victimization are lifestyle exposure, routine activities, special relations and victim precipitation. The three theories that I will be focusing on in this report will be the lifestyle exposure theory, the routine activities theory and victim precipitation theory....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Victim, Victimology]

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Lab to Prepare and Characterize Amorphous Nanoparticles of Cefixime

- Context: one of the major challenges to drug development today is poor solubility, as estimated 40% of all newly developed drugs are poorly soluble or insoluble in water. Objective: The aim of this study was to prepare and characterize amorphous nanoparticles of cefixime to enhance water Solubility and oral bioavailability of this drug. Method: Nanoparticles were prepared by the application ultrasonication method. The 32 factorial design was applied for the optimization of process variables. The factors involve solvent to antisolvent ratio, surfactant concentration and response selected were particle size and % release....   [tags: Water, Soluble, Bioavailability]

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Droughts: The End of the American West

- Droughts are one of the most expensive natural hazards and have the potential to last for months or even years (U.S. Drought Portal). Along with famine and flooding, droughts are considered one of the top three threats to the population (Oblack). A drought is defined as an unusually long period of time with persistent lack of precipitation that causes serious problems. Several factors that affect the severity of a drought are the degree of moisture deficiency, length, size, and location of where the drought occurs (Droughts)....   [tags: Climate Change and Droughts]

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How to Track a Hurricane

- How to track a hurricane Hurricanes, also known as cyclones or typhoons, are huge, devastating tropical storms that can be up to 600 miles wide. They have strong, forceful winds that spiral inward and upward circling around the “eye” of the storm. Inside the eye, there are clear skies and light winds, however, surrounding the eye wall there are bands of wind and rain that spread out for over hundreds or thousands of miles. Hurricanes begin as tropical disturbances over warm ocean water (27°c or 80°F) and gathers heat and energy as it moves across the ocean....   [tags: huge, devastating tropical storms]

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Overview of the Factors and Harmful Effects of Droughts

- Droughts are a very serious problem that can affect us environmentally, agriculturally, and economically. Droughts happen when the moisture in the soil is not enough to meet the demands of evapotranspiration, which is the process of moisture transferring from the Earth to the air by the process of evaporation of water and transpiration by plants. Droughts are usually associated with semiarid climates, but can occur anywhere that normally has an acceptable amount of rainfall and moisture levels, and they are usually associated with warm to hot dry winds, high temperatures, and low relative humidity....   [tags: Climate Change, Water Restrictions]

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The Effect Of Evaporation On The Levels Of Water

- Evaporation is the process in which a liquid turns to a vapor without its temperature reaching boiling point. The rate of evaporation rises if the liquid is warmed up. The temperature of a liquid decreases as it evaporates because the evaporating molecules remove energy from the liquid. ¨Water is the most ordinary substance on Earth. It covers 70 percent of the world’s surface. Each water molecule is made up of two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen. Water freezes at 32°F (0°) and boils at 212°F (100°)....   [tags: Water, Evaporation, Liquid, Gas]

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Why The Mayan Civilization Disappeared Is Climate Change

- The second theory explaining why the Mayan civilization vanished is climate change. Analysts from Arizona State University examined archeological information from across the Yucatan to achieve a superior comprehension of the natural conditions when the region was surrendered (Stromberg). Around this time, they discovered serious diminishments in precipitation, combined with a fast rate of deforestation, as the Mayans torched and hacked more woods to clear land for agribusiness. They required huge amounts of wood to fuel the flames that cooked lime mortar for their intricate developments; specialists estimate that it would have taken about 20 trees to deliver a single square meter of city (Ch...   [tags: Maya civilization, Mayan languages, Maya peoples]

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Victimology Questions and Answers

- 1. What four broad questions does general victimology raise. Four broad questions raised by general victimology includes; defining the victim of a crime and the type of crime placed against them or application of said definition. Are they a victim of another person or of the environment. For example, was the victim walking down the street and a stranger came up and snatched their purse. This would be the victim of a crime. Whereas, if it rained for three days straight and an individual was killed after being swept away by flood waters they would be a victim of the environment....   [tags: UCR, victim, hans von henting]

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Types Of Water Cycle And Water Balance

- 7 What are the major components of water cycle and water balance. The water cycle is the continuous movement of water on, above and below the surface of the Earth where water moves from one reservoir to another, such as from river to ocean, or from the ocean to the atmosphere, by the physical processes of evaporation, condensation, precipitation, infiltration, surface runoff, and subsurface flow. In this process, the water goes through different phases: liquid, solid and vapour. Water cycle involves exchange of energy, which leads to the change in the temperature....   [tags: Water, Hydrology, Evaporation, Water cycle]

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The Victim Of A Victim

- Victim precipitation refers to the theory of criminology where a victim of crime is believed to have provoked or incited the acts of the offender. This theory is mostly associated with crimes such as rape, assault, robbery and homicide. Victim precipitation was first made known by Criminologist Marvin Wolfgang in his 1957 article “Victim precipitated criminal homicide”. Wolfgang states the term victim precipitated is applied to criminal homicides where the victim is a direct, positive precipitator to the crime....   [tags: Rape, Abuse, Scapegoating, Victimisation]

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Tornado- ANAtural Disaster

- A tornado is a violently spinning column of air or vortex. It can consist of one vortex or multiple vortices within the one vortex. They are said to be the most destructive storm on Earth. Tornadoes are very unpredictable and can develop any time throughout the year but peak tornado season is normally April through June. However, tornadoes were documented to have developed in Texas in December 2006. The Hydrologic Cycle and Wind If it were not for the hydrologic cycle there would be no moisture in the air to form clouds....   [tags: violent spinning column, air, vortex]

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Technology - NEXRAD Radar

- NEXRAD Radar   In the 1950's, the government appropriated money for the building of    weather radar (also known as WSR-57) stations at strategic locations,   usually airports, all across the U.S. Those performed well for the era in which they were used. In the 1990's, new technology was updating      everything except weather radar. While Pentium-run computers were plotting scientist's data on color monitors, meteorologists were guessing the movement of thunderstorms on monochrome screens....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Water and Marine Resources

- Introduction Water is one of the most important inorganic compounds in the world, playing vital physical, biological and chemical roles. For many governments the main challenge for the twenty-first century is how to ensure a reliable supply of good- quality, fresh water. This chapter is divided into two sections. The first concentrates on fresh water, whilst the second deals with salt water. Such a division is convenient from a human viewpoint but is of no relevance from an environmental viewpoint because the different states in which water exists are not restricted by salt and fresh water definitions....   [tags: Research papers]

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Analyzing Particulate Matter Trends in Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia 1979 - 2010

- Introduction Particulate matter (PM) is a comprehensive air pollutant that is made up of a mixture of solid and liquid particulates within the atmosphere. Poor air quality has a negative effect on human health; however soils, vegetation, and visibility can also be affected (AAQC, 2012). Particulate matter can vary among sizes, ranging from 0.005µm to 100µm in diameter (Environment Canada, 1999). The most common method to identify PM is to determine if the diameter is equal or less than 2.5µm....   [tags: Comprehensive Air Pollutant]

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Is Cloud Seeding a Method to Help the Environment or Tear It Down

- ... According to, Casper Star Tribune, Wyoming has spent 8.8 million dollars in its fourth year with cloud seeding (screen 1). That means every year Wyoming spends 2.2 million dollars on just a single cause (cloud seeding). Just ask yourself is it really necessary. Secondly, if we continue to accept cloud seeding we’re making our planet more and more at risk. Yes, cloud seeding may help out with drought, but it also starts the risk of natural disasters. Drought and floods are natural aspects of the hydrologic cycle, so excess precipitation in one area tends to be balanced out by scant precipitation in another (cloud seeding, screen 1)....   [tags: silver iodide, chemicals, weather]

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The Effects Of Automobile Emissions On The U.s. And The Government 's Reaction

- "Two Environmental Effects of Automobile Emissions in the U.S. and the Government 's Reactions to Use Biofuel as an Alternative" By burning coal and petroleum to power cars, the American auto industry is contributing to two well-known environmental problems: acid precipitation and global warming. The U.S. government 's reaction was to find alternative fuel sources such as biofuels to reduce the country 's reliance on oil and reduce emissions. In the U.S. western states, “nitrogen oxides emitted in automobile exhaust and metal- smelting operations are the major precursor of acid precipitation” (Kaufman & Franz, 2000....   [tags: Oxygen, Carbon dioxide, Global warming, Petroleum]

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Relationship Between Ambient Airborne Fungal Levels and Meteorological Data

- Total Spore Trap Sampling Method The spore trap method is used due to the ability to immediately identify a large spectrum of the majority of fungal spores within the air. This method is able to identify species that are unable to culture well or those that are no longer viable, but present. Alternatively within the industry there is not a consensus on the method. Downfalls include the difficulty of identifying some mold spores and there is no differentiation between non-viable and viable spores....   [tags: Meteorology]

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