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Name: Ramakrishna Dingari Student ID: 132-00-8257 Photo title (brief description): Smoke from a car exhaust pipe Photo Date: 03/24/2011 Time: 7:50 AM Location (as complete as possible): This was on the morning of a cold day in my driveway. I was heating up my car and my car was emitting these fumes out of the exhaust. Primary nature of event (circle one): a) Atmospheric b) Landscape I would describe this event as a human induced phenomenon. Description of event (1-2 paragraphs): This picture shows the exhaust fumes coming out of my car when I turned it on so It could heat up. Car exhaust has many environmental impacts. The contents of car exhaust include carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitric acid, hydrocarbons from un-burnt fuel and many more harmful chemicals. These emissions are not only harmful to human health; they also have serious
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Unformatted text preview: environmental impacts. One of the major impacts of these noxious fumes is acid rain. Acid rain occurs when sulfur dioxides and nitrogen dioxides are emitted into the atmosphere, where they react with the water in the clouds to form acids. This acidic solution then falls to the ground whenever it rains leaving behind a layer of unusually acidic water. This water can cause pH imbalance in lakes, and streams that kills algae and other types of organisms. This in turn disrupts the food pyramid which sets off a chain reaction with damaging results.-Pages in textbook where the phenomena is discussed: Pages 172-176. Physical Geography-A Landscape Geography, McKnight and Hess. 9 th Edition Citation of related reference: http://www.epa.gov/acidrain/ http://www.policyalmanac.org/environment/archive/acid_rain.shtml...
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