Lecture Notes for GEOS 1024 - Resources Geology at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Vocab 3
Class:GEOS 1024 - Resources Geology
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2006
  • Desalination
  • Troposphere
  • Zone of Saturation
  • In/on/at a Place
  • Global Cooling
  • Chemical Change
  • Dissolved Substances
  • Limitations
  • Precipitation
  • Ultraviolet
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aquifer – porous, water-saturated layers of sand, gravel, or bedrock that can yield an economically significant amount of water chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) – organic compounds made up of atoms of carbon, cholorine, and fluorine. An example is Freon-12, used as a refrigerant in refrigerators and air conditioners and in making plastics such as Styrofoam. Gaseous CFCs can deplete the ozone layer when they slowly rise into the stratosphere and their chlorine atoms react with ozone molecules. Use of these molecules is being phased out. climate – physical properties of the troposphere of an area based on analysis of its weather records over a long period (at least 30 years). The two main factors determining an area’s climate are temperature, with its seasonal variations, and the amount and distribution of precipitation. coal – solid, combustible mixture of organic compounds with 30-98% carbon by weight, mixed with various amounts of water and small amounts of sulfur and nitrogen compounds. It forms in severa...

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