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The Environmental Glossary. Letter A +++ Popular Articles: 'Acid', 'Action Levels', 'Abatement'

An A-Scale Sound Level is a measurement of sound approximating the sensitivity of the human ear, used to note the intensity or annoyance level of sounds.

Deutsch: Verlassener Brunnen / Español: Pozo Abandonado / Português: Poço Abandonado / Français: Puits Abandonné / Italiano: Pozzo Abbandonato /

An Abandoned Well is a well whose use has been permanently discontinued or which is in a state of such disrepair that it cannot be used for its intended purpose.

Deutsch: Verringerung / Español: Reducción / Português: Abatimento / Français: Réduction / Italiano: Riduzione /

An Abatement describes the reducing the degree or intensity of, or eliminating, pollution.

The term abatement may also refer to any one of the following:

English: Abatement Debris / Deutsch: Rückbauabfälle / Español: Residuos de eliminación / Português: Resíduos de remoção / Français: Débris de réduction / Italiano: Detrito di bonifica /

An Abatement Debris is Waste from remediation activities.

Deutsch: Abdomen / Español: Abdomen / Português: Abdómen / Français: Abdomen / Italiano: Addome

The abdomen refers to the part of an organism's body that lies between the thorax (chest) and the pelvis. In many animals, including humans and insects, the abdomen houses important digestive, reproductive, and excretory systems. In the study of environmental science and ecology, understanding the anatomy of various organisms, including the structure and function of the abdomen, can be crucial for studying species interactions, biodiversity, and the impact of environmental changes on wildlife.

An abiotic is the Nonliving Characteristic of the environment; the physical and chemical components that relate to the state of ecological resources. The opposite is biotic.

English: Absorbed Dose /
Deutsch: Absorbierte Dosis / Español: Dosis Absorbida / Português: Dose Absorvida / Français: Dose Absorbée / Italiano: Dose Assorbita /

An Absorbed Dose is In exposure assessment, the amount of a substance that penetrates an exposed organism 's Absorption barriers (e.g.

English: Absorption / Deutsch: Absorption / Español: Absorción / Português: Absorção / Français: Absorption / Italiano: Assorbimento /

An Absorption is the uptake of water, other fluids, or dissolved chemicals by a cell or an Organism (as tree roots absorb dissolved nutrients in soil.)

see also:

An Absorption Barrier is any of the exchange sites of the body that permit uptake of various substances at different rates (e.g. skin, lung tissue, and gastrointestinal-tract wall).

An Absorption of radiation is the uptake of radiation by a solid body, liquid or gas. The absorbed Energy may be transferred or re-emitted. See radiation.

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