Assignments from Lecture #6 2/2/2017
1. Read all of Rule 11 and review the appropriate questions and terminology in the Guide to the Reading of
Jonathan Harrs Civil Action.
2. Review pp. 254-258 in Groundwater Basics as well as questions 1-7 at the end of
Assignments from Lecture #14 - 3/7/2017
1. Understand the answers to Review problems- Part3 Front End of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle. Answer to
these questions can be found in the Nuclides and Radioactivity folder.
2. Review the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Front End po
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Assignments from Lecture #18 - 3/24/2016
1. Extra-Credit exercise: Read Carbon by Primo Levi from his Periodic Table and reflect upon the pathway taken
by a carbon atom. Answer the first part of the Take-Home Question: Pathways of Carbon & TCE and record
Assignments from Lecture #19 4/4/2017
1. Try the fission problem in LN#18. Youll need to answer a problem like this soon.
2. Please review the powerpoint on nuclear power that was shown in lecture today. I will review the answers to
LN#19 = Nuclear Power
Assignments from Lecture #21 - 4/11/2017
1. Lecture on Thursday, April 13, consists of the viewing of a video on the life of Rachel Carson and answering
a few questions about the video that will become Part 2 of Quiz#5.
IMPORTANT! YOU MUST BE ON TIME BECA
Lecture Notes A Civil Action Final Analysis
1. In what form did Judge Skinner instruct the jury? How did these instructions alter the course of the
waterworks phase of the trial? Were these instructions fair? Explain and be specific.
2. What was the jurys
Assignments from Lecture #15 3/21/2017
Spring (the vernal equinox) began in the Northern Hemisphere on March 20, 2017 at 6:29 AM EDT.
The circle of illumination (the boundary between light and dark) pass
Assignments from Lecture #17 - 3/22/2016
1. Quiz#4 is this Thursday, March 30th. Review the Study Guide for Quiz#4 posted in the Announcements section.
Complete the Take-Home for Quiz#4. Its due on Thursday as well.
What does this diagram show? See below
Assignments from Lecture #16 - 3/23/2017
1. Read the Introduction to the Documentary Companion to A Civil Action. This can be found in the Civil
2. Answer the Questions on the EPA Pump Test Maps (Quiz#4: Take-Home). The answers to these que
Bring a calculator and a pen.
Be familiar with the lecture, lecture notes, focus questions, readings and videos.
The format is short answer, true/false, multiple choice, fill in.
Gravity Questions Email
Week 1 Lecture
Unit 3 - Exam 12/8
Homework Readings + Focus Questions
Week 9 Lecture - Climate Change Policy
Climate Change Policy
Climate Change Policy reading
Climate Change Policy reading
What are some of the main issues and controversie
Week 5 Lecture - Biodiversity
Get that Oak an Accountant: Study Puts a Dollar Value On Work Done by City's Trees
Bees from the Rainforest
From Beaches to Pine Barrens
E.O. Wilson Reading
DEC Releases Goats to Fight Invasive Species at Under
The Changing Arctic Climate
Ice Level Fluctuations throughout the year
Ice melts in summer and collects in the winter
Minimum ice level in september
Maximum ice level in february
This summer was highest loss in sea ice ever
Atmosphere of temperature a
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Climate Change Policy
Politics and science of climate change
Pigouvian taxes, Cap and trade policy, property rights and market
Optimal climate change policy
Politics of Climate Change Policy
Weather and Climate
Test on course policy Thursday!
Jet stream runs between two air masses of different temperatures
Weather map symbols
Low pressure -L (unstable weather)
High pressure- H (nice weather)
Video on how to read weather maps
Cold air-> col
Climate, Weather, and Biomes
The troposphere is composed of 78% nitrogen (N) and 21% oxygen (O ) and CO 2 (0035%)
Barometric pressure is the weight of air Barometric pressure drops with increasing altitude
Earths Energy Budget (fate of the 340 W/m of inco
Pollution: unwanted alteration of natural systems as a result of human
Point source pollution: pollution from a precise origin, e.g. industrial
Nonpoint source pollution: pollution form an unclear source, e.g., finding
Seasonal Forests & Ecology
Ecology= study of the relationship between living things and their envt.
Envt physical place that's defined by its abiotic and biotic factors
Ecology is how they all interact (with each other and/ or with the environment)
Ecology is the study of the relationships between living things and their
Paleoecology = ecology of the past
What was the ecology of the New York City area like 12,000 years ago?
12,000 years ago ice sheet melted
After it mel
Threats to the Environment, HIPPO, & Potential Solutions to the threats
HIPPO: Habitat destruction, Invasive Species, Pollution (includes CO2 emissions & therefore
climate change), Population Issues, Overconsumption of resources
environment where an organism lives, including abiotic and biotic factors
ecology relationships of living things w/ each other
Ecosystem organisms and their environment working together like a
Interacting and independent
Change is a co
The Hudson River Part II
Density of water varies with salinity and temperature.
Density = mass/volume (units are in g/ml)
Density of water at 39F (4C) is 1 g/ml.
Density of salt water is > 1g/ml.
So, saltwater is more dense than fresh
From Microbiomes and Bangladesh to CSOs and the Hudson River by Brian Mailloux
What are microbes?
Micro- from greek mikros
What organism make up the microbes?
Microscopic animals (seawolf)
Tide and Current Prediction Tables
Biodiversity- the variety of life on Earth: the variety of fenes, organisms, ecosystems
Tropical rainforests (TRFs) are considered to have high biodiversity
Woody vines (lia
Hydrological cycle: the movement of water between the atmosphere
and the earths surface.
Solar energy is the driving force in the water cycle in that it
Evaporation and transpiration move water from the eart
The river that flows both ways
Source (start): Lake Tear of the Clouds on Mount Marcy (5344 feet elev) in the
Mount (end): The Battery (NY Harbor)
Upper Hudson River: The river flows down from Lake Tear of the Clouds,
Land, air, water, rock
Plate tectonics: the grand unifying theory of geology
Theory that lithosphere (earths rigid outer layer) is divided into a number of
crustal plates, which move over the plastic asthenosphere, these plates collide
Disturbance: a discrete event in time that disrupts ecosystems, communities, or
Small-scale vs Large-Scale disturbance
Examples of small scale: a few trees fall in a forest, ocean waves tear mussels
from a rock, ground hog digs
Ch. 9 Biodiversity - Focus Questions
What are the three levels of biodiversity? Species richness, genetic diversity,
When did multicellular organisms first appear? 600 million years ago
When did plants and animals evolve to live on lan