Glossary E

The Environmental Glossary. Letter E +++ 'Entire', 'Environment', 'Estimate'
ecosystem functions are Energy circuits, food chains, Diversity patterns in time and space, Nutrient cycles, development and evolution, and control within an ecosystem. (Odum 1971, 8)
An ecosystem structure is Pattern of the interrelations of organisms in time and in spatial arrangements. (Odum 1971, 8-9)
Ecosystems are broadly, a collection of all living and non-living things found in a given area.
An ecotone is a habitat created by the juxtaposition of distinctly different habitats; an edge habitat; an ecological zone or boundary where two or more Ecosystems meet.
An Edema is the presence of abnormally large amounts of fluid in the intercellular tissue spaces of the body, as in a swelling of mammary glands commonly accompanying the initiation of the birthing process in many farm animals.
edge cities are cities bounded by water, usually with eroding or polluted waterfront areas.

Efficiency is with respect to solar cells, the percentage of light Energy that is converted to electricity by the cell. Depending on cell technology and production technique, this

An Effluent is the wastewater from a municipal or industrial source that is discharged into the water.

An El Nino is a climatic phenomenon occurring irregularly, but generally every 3 to 5 years. El Ninos often first become evident during the Christmas season (El Nino means Christ child) in the surface oceans of the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean.

Elastomeric Roof Coatings are
Elastomeric coatings have elastic properties, and can stretch in the summertime Heat and then return to their original shape without damage.