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Metastable State


A object that returns to its original position after force is applied. [Vibrational Spectroscopy; v43; 53-63; 2007.][Journal Geophyical. Research; 91(D13); 14533-14537; 1986.]
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Pedosphere


This is the area of the Earth comprised of the solid plates of the continental crust, loose rocks and soil. [Water, Air, and Soil Pollution; v.70; 431; 1993.] [South African Journal of Science; v.86; [..]
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Aromatic Hydrocarbons


Hydrocarbon compounds in which the carbon atoms are connected by a ring structure that is planar and joined by sigma and pie bonds between the carbon atoms. An example of an aromatic compound is benze [..]
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Trifluralin


C13H16F3N3O4, usually found in the form of a yellow-orange crystal or solid. It is primarily used to manage broadleaf weeds on fruits, vegetables, flowers and shrubs. It enters the human body be eithe [..]
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Trace Gases


These are gases in the atmosphere that do not occur in large quantities but are significant to life on Earth or are important constituents of the chemical cycles in the atmosphere. [Journal of America [..]
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Total Column Ozone


The total amount of ozone that is found in a column of air above the earth from the surface to the top of the atmosphere. The majority of this amount is typically found in the stratosphere. [Journal o [..]
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Thermosphere


The outermost shell of the atmosphere, between the mesosphere and outer space; where temperatures increase steadily with altitude. This begins at about 100 km altitude at a temperature of about -75 de [..]
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Pollutants


A pollutant may be considered as any substance, usually an unwanted by-product or waste, that is released into the environment as a result of (human) activities that alter the chemical, physical and b [..]
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Foehn


A warm, dry wind on the lee side of a mountain range that owes its relatively high temperatures largely to adiabatic heating during descent down mountain slopes, a descent that compresses and thereby [..]
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Autumnal Equinox


Point at which on the celestial sphere that the equator and the Ecliptic intersect. Generally the autumnal equinox occurs on or about September 23 in the northern hemisphere; this also signifies sprin [..]
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