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Climate Change Vocabulary

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The layer of ozone that begins approximately 15 km above Earth and thins to an almost negligible amount at about 50 km, shields the Earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
multi-year surplus accumulation of snowfall in excess of snowmelt on land and resulting in a mass of ice at least 0.1 km2 in area that shows some evidence of movement in response to gravity.
water changes from a liquid to a gas or vapor
A technique that uses soil moisture conservation and seed selection to optimize production under dry conditions.
Sudden (on the order of decades), large changes in some major component of the climate system, with rapid, widespread effects.
Energy transfer in the form of electromagnetic waves or particles that release energy when absorbed by an object.
A general term for organic materials formed from decayed plants and animals that have been converted to crude oil, coal, natural gas, or heavy oils by exposure to heat and pressure in the earth's crust over hundreds of millions of years.
"average weather,"
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A treeless level of the Arctic Region
Radiation emitted by the sun
Trapping and build-up of heat in the atmosphere (troposphere) near the Earths surface. Some of the heat flowing back toward space from the Earth's surface is absorbed by water vapor, carbon dioxide, ozone, and several other gases in the atmosphere and then reradiated back toward the Earths surface.
Underground deposits of gases consisting of 50 to 90 percent methane (CH4) and small amounts of heavier gaseous hydrocarbon compounds such as propane (C3H8) and butane (C4H10).
Any natural unit or entity including living and non-living parts that interact to produce a stable system through cyclic exchange of materials.
The component of the climate system comprising liquid surface and subterranean water, such as: oceans, seas, rivers, fresh water lakes, underground water etc
Land waste disposal site in which waste is generally spread in thin layers, compacted, and covered with a fresh layer of soil each day