Glossary A

The Environmental Glossary. Letter A +++ 'Absorption Barrier', 'Acidic', 'Acid Rain'
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.

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.

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:

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.

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

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.

An Accident Site is the location of an unexpected occurrence, failure or loss, either at a plant or along a transportation route, resulting in a Release of hazardous materials.

An Acclimatization is the physiological and behavioral adjustments of an Organism to changes in its environment.

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