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Unit 1: The Habitable Planet
albedo
archaea
bacteria
Cambrian explosion
cation
cyanobacteria
eukaryotes
extremophiles
geochemical cycling
heterotrophs
negative feedback
oxidation
phylum
plate tectonics
prokaryotes
radiometric dating
Snowball Earth
stratigraphic record
subduction
Unit 2: Atmosphere
atmospheric (adiabatic) lapse rate
albedo
anaerobic
angular momentum
buoyant
convection
convergence
Coriolis force
deforestation
dew point
dry adiabatic lapse rate
dynamic balance
El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO)
feedback
geostrophic flow
greenhouse gases
Hadley circulation
isobars
jet stream
latent energy
moist adiabatic lapse rate
Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer
natural fires
relative humidity
respiration
ruminant
sinks
Unit 3: Oceans
biological pump
blooms
buoyancy
compensation depth
compensation zone
Coriolis force
Ekman transport
El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO)
foraminifera
gyre
Hadley circulation
marine snow
North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO)
Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO)
phytoplankton
specific heat capacity
thermocline
thermohaline circulation
upwelling
Walker circulation
zooplankton
Unit 4: Ecoystems
bioaccumulation
biomes
carrying capacity
carbon dioxide fertilization
coevolution
competitive exclusion principle
denitrification
fundamental niche
gross primary productivity (GPP)
K-selected
keystone species
latitudinal biodiversity gradient
life history strategy
mimicry
mutualistic
net primary productivity (NPP)
niche partitioning
nitrogen fixing
primary producers
realized niche
r-selected
species richness
succession
trophic cascades
trophic level
Unit 5: Human Population Dynamics
carrying capacity
demographic convergence
demographic dividend
demographic transition
dependency ratio
fecundity
fertility
life expectancy
migration
mortality
population momentum
replacement level
Unit 6: Risk, Exposure, and Health
case-control study
cohort study
contingent valuation
delivered dose
endocrine disruptors
epidemiology
hedonic valuation
no observable adverse effects level (NOAEL)
partition
Precautionary Principle
reference dose
risk analysis
risk assessment
risk management
Unit 7: Agriculture
biodiesel
biofuel
ethanol
harvest index
integrated pest management (IPM)
monoculture
organic agriculture/farming
organochlorines
photosynthesis
selective breeding
stomata
transpiration
Unit 8: Water Resources
aquifers
artesian
catchment area
discharges
estuaries
freshwater
groundwater
hydraulic head
hypoxic
nonpoint source
non-aqueous phased liquids (NAPL)
permeability
point source
porosity
recharge
sorption
total maximum daily load
vadose zone
watershed
Unit 9: Biodiversity Decline
biomes
ecosystem
edge effect
endemic
habitat fragmentation
hotspots
invasive species
speciation
species richness
species-years
Unit 10: Energy Challenges
biodiesel
British thermal unit (Btu)
clathrates
ethanol
fast breeder
fissile
flow
fuel cells
gasification
geothermal gradient
hydrates
hydrocarbons
inflow
methane hydrates
non-renewable resource
oil shale
ore
overburden
photovoltaic
renewable resources
source rock
stock
tar sands
thermal maturation
uranium enrichment
Unit 11: Atmospheric Pollution
acid rain
aerosols
ambient
carbon monoxide
chlorofluorocarbons
hydroxyl radical
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer
National Ambient Air Quality Standards
nitrogen oxides
nonattainment areas
ozone
particulate matter (PM)
photolysis
primary air pollutants
radical
secondary air pollutants
smog
sulfur dioxide
volatile organic compounds
Unit 12: Earth's Changing Climate
aerosols
albedo
anthropogenic
coral bleaching
deforestation
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
global warming potential
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Kyoto Protocol
paleoclimate
permafrost
radiocarbon dating
residence time
sinks
Unit 13: Looking Forward: Our Global Experiment
acid rain
adsorption
anthropogenic
aquifers
aragonite
base load power
coral bleaching
effluent
Fischer-Tropsch process
greenhouse gases
pathogen
pelagic
scleractinian corals
zooxanthellae

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