Letter to the Editor
It has come to my attention that the great city of Salt Lake is benefitting from the
new age technology and development of industrialization. I have no doubt that the use of
industry in our city will bring forth incredibl
Atmospheric Science & Pollution
What drives local & Global Weather & Climate?
What is the Atmosphere
Farthest out to closest
o Exosphere, Thermosphere, Mesosphere, stratosphere, then
Most of these layers ar
Why do we care about Biodiversity?
Why do we care?
Helps with sustainability
Biodiversity has intrinsic value
o Intrinsic value= something that had value in and of itself
Biodiversity also had Utilitarianism
Soil, Agriculture & food
The relationship between food & environment
How we grow food, impacts our environment
Environmental quality impacts our ability to grow food.
Access to food sources affects how people treat their immediate
Conservation Biology & Population Ecology
Chapters 3 & 8
How do we get biodiversity?
o Sexual reproduction, evolutionetc
How do we lose it.
Key conceptsWhere does diversity come from?
What is biodiversity and how does it come about?
VIDEO NOTES (EXPERIMENT) PELLAGRA
Sample- Convicts (prison) In a new and clean environment. none of them had the disease to
start with. control them better/experiment better
Independent Variable- The diet. that is what the scientist manipulated
-In science you can never prove anything, you can just gather enough information to support
-Why did we do the Experiments?
-learn how to come up with practical experiments to test the theories that were handed out.
learn how to put toget
Energy Flow- main energy source on the earth is from the sun, energy can change from one
form to another but cannot be created or destroyed, energy flows from one level to another so
some is lost level to level, energy transfers are inefficient.
National Academy of Sciences (Good Source)
Climate Change- we have been making/taking temperature for hundreds of years which help to
make very accurate graphs or records
Increased 1.4 F over the past 100 years (15% of the total 9 degrees F for ice age)
Air PollutionPrimary- something released into the atmosphere
Secondary- something that happens as a result of the primary
Industrial Smog- primary
Photochemical smog- secondary
What to do about Air Pollution- clean air act, EPA sets limits across country,
Global Climate Change
Difference between weather and climate
o Short period of time, local
o Conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time.
o Long period of time, larger area
o Atmosphere behaves over relatively