Glossary I

The Environmental Glossary. Letter I +++ 'I-V curve', 'Inorganic', 'Impairment'
The industrialized countries are nations whose economies are based on industrial production and the conversion of raw materials into products and services, mainly with the use of machinery and artificial energy (fossil fuels and nuclear fission); generally located in the northern and western hemispheres (e.g., U.S., Japan, the countries of Europe).
An infauna is animals that live within the sediments, often in holes they have dug.
An Infiltration is when water permeates or soaks into the ground, it goes through open spaces and pores in the ground.
An Inflammation is Swelling caused by the accumulation of lymph and blood Cells at the site of infection or injury.
An inflow zone is area where a river enters a reservoir.
Information and globalization revolution is the use of new technologies such as the telephone, radio, television, computers, the Internet, automated databases, and remote sensing satellites to enable people to have increasingly rapid access to much more information on a global scale.

The Information Distribution is any release of documentation to the public.

The Information Integrity is the security of information, such as protection from unauthorized access or revision, to ensure that it is not compromised through corruption or falsification.

The Information Repository is a set of current information, technical reports, and reference documents regarding a Superfund site; it should be located in a public building that is convenient for local residents, such as a public school, city hall, or public library

The Information Resources Management is the planning, budgeting, organizing, directing, training, and controls associated with the collected findings and which encompasses related resources such as personnel, equipment, funds, and technology.