Week 9, Pollution & water, and the cryosphere
Week 9, Pollution & water, and the cryosphere ENVS 101 004
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Date Created: 10/24/15
10242015 OneNote Online The Cryosphere Thursday October 15 2015 1019 AM Earths cover of snow and ice 0 Cryosphere The part of earth that remains frozen year long Sea ice Glaciers Frozen ground permafrost Snow 0 Have to have more snow falling than melting in order to maintain ice caps and glaciers 0 Highly reflective white surfaces bounce sunlight back into space reducing air temperature 0 Snow melting is a major water source httpsonenoteofficeappsivecomoonenoteframeastFiSDE50F6024D8D962E0399ampHemuampC5810SNZSKYWACWSHIampuienUSamprs 11 10242015 OneNote Online Pollution and water Thursday October 15 2015 935 AM Contaminants of surface water 0 Presence of bacteria or viruses that are associated with humananimal waste EX ecoli 0 Pesticides PBC39s 0 Heavy metals EX calcium lead arsenic Mercury 0 Toxic substances related to tar sands production EX polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ammonia Mercury Remediation 0 Clean up of contaminated surface water 0 Limitation of phosphate content in surface water 0 Cleanup contaminated ground water 0 Passive remediation Rely on environmental recesses to clean up ground water 0 Active remediation certain substances or oxygen is injected into the ground water to speed up these processes Ground water pollution o Pollution in groundwater various activities in the surface can result in the contamination of the water beneath 0 Common sources of pollution are untreated sewage fertilizersagricultural means pesticides jet fuel leaking land fills gasoline fracking httpsonenoteofficeappslivecomoonenoteframeastFiSDE50F6024D8D962EO399ampHemuampC5810SNZSKYWACWSHIampuienUSamprs ll
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