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1 Lecture 20: Air, Pollutants, and Acid Rain 1. CLIMATE versus WEATHER 2. Parts of the atmosphere & other definitions 3. Major USA laws 4. Acid precipitation 5. “Clean skies initiative” 6. Air pollution control • Weather – atmospheric conditions at a particular ______________. • Climate – ________________ weather conditions for an area, as well as extreme values. Parts of the atmosphere ___________ - high elevations; from top of troposphere to ~30 miles up. (Where jets fly) _________ – the air we breathe; from the surface to ~5-10 miles up. Composition of the air: • Which gas makes up the bulk of the air we breathe? _________ MINUTE (or SMALL) LIQUID OR SOLID PARTICLES SUSPENDED IN THE ATMOSPHERE. – Natural : ash from fires, salt spray – Synthetic : ash from coal, persistent organic pollutants (POPs) from industrial processes Air pol ution in the former East Germany, when industry burned a dirty form of coal cal ed lignite. An Air Pollutant:
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2011 for the course FNR 103 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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