AP Env. Scince Vocab to Know by bhangrawala06

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									AP Environmental           The Cycling of Matter    75. El Nino Southern
Exam Vocabulary                                         Oscillation
                           33. abiotic              76. ferrel cell
      Energy               34. ammonia              77. greenhouse effect
                           35. ammonification       78. Hadley cell
1.  active solar heating   36. ammonium             79. hurricanes
2.  anthracite             37. assimilation         80. jet stream
3.  alpha particle         38. carbon dioxide       81. La Nina
4.  atomic mass            39. cyanobacteria        82. midlatitude
    number                 40. decomposer               cyclone
5. atomic number           41. denitrification      83. monsoon
6. biogas                  42. legumes              84. ozone layer
7. biomass                 43. nitrification        85. polar jet stream
8. bituminous coal         44. sink                 86. rain shadow effect
9. breeder nuclear                                  87. temperature
    fission reactor          The Solid Earth            inversion
10. british thermal                                 88. weather
    unit (BTU)             45. A horizon
11. calorie                46. abyssal floor          The Biosphere
12. cogeneration           47. B horizon
13. energy efficiency      48. C horizon            89. adaptation
14. first-law efficiency   49. continental crust    90. adaptive radiation
15. first law of energy    50. continental drift    91. allelopathy
    / thermodynamics       51. continental margin   92. allogenic
16. fission                52. continental shelf        succession
17. fusion                 53. continental slope    93. allopatric
18. geothermal energy      54. convergent plate         speciation
19. high-quality               boundary             94. autogenic
    energy                 55. core                     succession
20. high-throughput        56. crust                95. autotroph
    society                57. epicenter            96. biome
21. joule                  58. epoch                97. carrying capacity
22. kilocalorie            59. era                  98. chaparral
23. kilowatt               60. fault                99. climax community
24. law of                 61. glaciers             100. convergent
    conservation of        62. magma                    evolution
    energy                 63. oceanic plate        101. divergent
25. lignite                64. plate techtonics         evolution
26. low-throughput         65. P wave               102. ecological niche
    society                66. Richter scale        103. food chain
27. methane                67. sedimentary rock     104. K strategists
28. passive solar          68. shield volcano       105. mutualism
    heating system         69. subduction zone      106. natural selection
29. second-law             70. S wave               107. r strategists
    efficiency                                      108. secondary
30. second law of           The Atmosphere              consumer
    energy /                                        109. succession
    thermodynamics         71. atmospheric          110. symbiosis
31. third law of energy        pressure
    / thermodynamics       72. climate              Human History and
32. watt                   73. cold front           Global Distribution
                           74. covective lifting
                                                    111. age structure
112. demographic            141. acid mine           174. biodegradable
   transition                  drainage                 plastics
113. density-               142. alley cropping      175. dioxins
   dependent factor         143. biomass             176. heavy metals
114. density-               144. clear-cutting       177. incineration
   independent factor       145. competitive         178. industrial waste
115. developing                exclusion principle   179. landfills
   country                  146. contour farming     180. low-waste
116. emigration             147. contour mining         society
117. exponential            148. crop rotation       181. municipal solid
   growth phase             149. Dust Bowl              waste
118. immigration            150. erosion             182. sanitary landfill
119. limiting factor        151. floodplain          183. solid waste
120. logistic growth        152. forest succession
   curve                    153. intercropping         Human Health
121. maximum                154. niche
   sustainable yield        155. open-pit mining     184. acceptable risk
122. total fertility rate   156. sustainable         185. acute toxicity
                               agriculture           186. biomagnification
       Water                157. traditional         187. carcinogen
                               subsistence           188. dose-response
123. aquifer                   agriculture              curve
124. biochemical            158. urban renewal       189. infectious disease
   oxygen demand                                     190. LD50
125. epilimnion             Air, Water, and Soil     191. risk assessment
126. erosion                     Pollution           192. risk management
127. estuary                                         193. toxicity
128. hypolimnion            159. acid deposition
129. intertidal zone        160. acid rain            Cause and Effect
130. renewable water        161. algae blooms          Relationships
                                                       Relationships
   supplies                 162. biological oxygen
131. reservoir                 demand (BOD)          194. aerosols
132. riparian               163. carbon dioxide      195. biodiversity
133. sustainable yield      164. carbon monoxide     196. Clean Air Act
134. watershed              165. chlorinated         197. Global Warming
                               hydrocarbon              Potential
  Food and Other            166. chlorofluoro-       198. Intergovern-
Agricultural Products          carbons                  mental Panel on
                            167. criteria air           Climate Change
135. agribusiness              pollutants               (IPCC)
136. caloric intake         168. integrated pest     199. Kyoto Protocol
137. first green               management            200. National Oceanic
   revolution               169. nitrogen fixation      and Atmospheric
138. genetic                170. NOx                    Administration
   engineering              171. Organo-                (NOAA)
139. Liebig’s Law of           phosphates            201. ozone depletion
   the Minimum              172. Polychlorinated        potential
140. second green              biphenyls (PCB)       202. polar
   revolution                                           stratospheric
                                Solid Waste             clouds
        Land
                            173. backyard             Economic Forces
                               composting
203. abatement costs       242. values               264. Coastal Zone
204. balance of trade                                   Management Act
205. capital              Environmental History,        (1972)
206. capitalistic           Laws & Regulations       265. Endangered
   market economy                                       American
207. cost-benefit          243. administrative          Wilderness Act
   analysis                   courts                    (1978)
208. demand                244. administrative       266. Food Security Act
209. deregulation             law                       “Farm Bill” (1985)
210. direct costs          245. anti-                267. National Forest
211. durable goods            environmental             Management Act
212. economic                 groups                    (1976)
   resources               246. arbitration          268. National Park
213. effluent fees         247. case law                Service Act (1916)
214. emission taxes        248. environmental        269. Soil and Water
215. environmental            impact report             Conservation Act
   indicators              249. environmental           (1977)
216. external costs           justice principle      270. Surface Mining
217. gross domestic        250. Environmental           Control &
   product                    Protection Agency         Reclamation Act
218. gross national        251. General                 (1977)
   product                    Agreement on           271. Wild and Scenic
219. internal costs           Tariffs and Trade         Rivers Act (1968)
220. law of demand            (GATT)                 272. Federal
221. law of supply         252. legislative riders      Insecticide,
222. law of supply         253. lobbying                Fungicide, and
   and demand              254. mediation               Rodenticide
223. less-developed        255. North American          Control Act (1947)
   country                    Free Trade             273. Waste Reduction
224. market economy           Agreement                 Act (1990)
225. more-developed           (NAFTA)                274. Comprehensive
   country                 256. policy life cycle       Environmental
226. pollution costs       257. precautionary           Response,
227. subsidy                  principle                 Compensation, and
                           258. statute of              Liability Act
Environmental Ethics          limitations               “Superfund Act”
                                                        (1980)
228. deep ecology            Key Legislation         275. Marine
229. ecofeminism                                        Protection,
230. environmental         259. Clean Air Act           Research, and
   racism                     (1955)                    Sanctuaries Act
231. malthusian            260. Kyoto Protocol          (1972)
232. morals                   (1997)                 276. Safe Drinking
233. naturalism            261. Pollution               Water Act (1974)
234. neo-luddites             Prevention Act         277. Endangered
235. nihilism                 (1990)                    Species Act (1973)
236. positivists           262. National Energy      278. Fish and Wildlife
237. poststructuralists       Security Act              Conservation Act
   or postmodernists          (1978)                    (1980)
238. relativists           263. Environmental        279. Marine Mammal
239. stewardship              Education Act             Protection Act
240. universalists            (1990)                    (1972)
241. utilitarianism

								
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