An unplanned, undesired, uncontrolled fire
After a fire is contained, it can continue to smolder and release:
When the ground is dried and cracked its known as a______
Atmospheric conditions in the short term
The average of weather patterns over a longer period of time
An increase in the Earth’s average surface temperature from human-made greenhouse gas emissions
The long-term changes in the Earth’s climate
Sources of non-renewable energy, made by the remains of living organisms buried millions of years ago
Energy that comes from naturally replenished resources, such as sunlight, wind, and waves
As heat and greenhouse gasses continue being released and rise, _________ will become more predominated,
________ sources are impacted directly and indirectly by wildfires, which in turn impact human health
The biggest health threat from smoke is from small_______
When in direct contract to fire you can get_______
A fire is _____
The powdery residue left after the burning of a substance
A person who fights destructive fires
A liquid you can drink, that also helps put out fires
A specific event or condition that happens over a period of hours or days
Refers to the average weather conditions over many years in a certain place
The warmer periods between ice-ages
A cycle that causes the Earth's orbit to get closer and further away from the sun
The process plants use to make food where they take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and give out oxygen
The most common greenhouse gas
A type of fuel that was made under the ground millions of years ago
The greenhouse gas that comes from rotting rice and cows stomachs
When the carbon dioxide increases, the ________________ increases
The adjustment or preparation of natural or human systems to a new or changing environment
The process of cutting down the forests
The release of a substance/gas into the atmosphere
Continually frozen ground that occurs when the temperature remains below 0 degrees for several years
Collecting and reprocessing a resource so it can be used again
contamination of the earth
excessive amount of noise or an unpleasant sound that causes ...
rain that contains a high concentration of pollutants
an increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes changes in climate that may result from the greenhouse effect.
caused by oil spills and factory waste
smoke and other pollutants combined with fog
harmful to humans and the environment
one that can be used again and again
can only be used once
destroyed by CFCs
another word for poisonous
pollutants can affect the
Americans produce more _______________ than any other nation
The average weather for a region over a long time period
A change in the quality of the environment that can adversely affect the heaalth of humans or other living organisms
The ___ Layer has holes in it due to global warming
___ ___ is another name for global warming
_____ energy: direct radiant energy from the sun
_____ dioxide is what we exhale
Process that occurs in living green plants where carbon dioxide is converted to oxygen
The mixture of gases surrounding the earth
Planet _____ is heating up because of global warming
You can _____ a plastic bottle
_____ gases can cause global warming
Conditions of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and place.
Average, year-after-year weather patterns in a given area.
Very dry regions with extreme temperatures.
Large fire that spreads quickly over a natural area.
Long period of scarce rainfall.
Most abundant gas in the atmosphere.
The envelope of gases that surrounds the planet.
Layer of the atmosphere in which Earth's weather occurs.
Outermost layer of Earth's atmosphere.
Overflowing of water in a normally dry area.
Period of glacial advance.
Dark, cooler regions on the surface of the sun.
Solid particles or liquid droplets in the atmosphere.
Effect of Earth's rotation on the direction of winds and currents.
Portion of Earth that consists of water
Densests parts of Earth that include the crust, mantle, and core.
The trapping of heat near a planet's surface by certain gases in the planet's atmosphere.
The second most abundent gas in the atmosphere.
Absorbs some of the harmful radiation from the sun.
It is the second layer of the atmosphere and contains the ozone layer.
Are calm areas where warm air rises. They occur at the equator where the sun heats the surface strongly.
Sea and land breezes over a large region that change direction with the seasons.
Water that falls to Earth as rain, snow, hail, or sleet.
A device that measures temperature
The transfer of heat by the movement of a fluid.
A greenhouse gas
The most abundant greenhouse gas
Activity of man that contributes to global warming
The process of cutting down trees
The average weather conditions over a number of years.
A non-renewable energy source
Warming of the earth's crust
The release of a substance into the atmosphere
The variety and variation of living things in the earth
A decrease in the quality of air
Mixture of gases surrounding the Earth
Any material made naturally that is used by humans or living things.
A natural resource that can be used and replaced over a relatively short time.
A natural resource that cannot be replaced or that can be replaced only over thousands or millions of years.
Energy as solar, wind, or nuclear energy that can replace traditional fossil fuel sources, such as coal, oil, and natural gas.
Renewable energy derived from burning organic materials such as wood and alcohol.
Conservation method in which old materials are processed to make new ones.
Nonrenewable energy resource, such as oil and coal, formed over millions of years from the remains of dead plants and other organisms.
Inexhaustible energy resource that used hot magma or hot, dry rocks from below Earth's surface to generate electricity.
Electricity produced by water-power using large dams in a river.
Alternative energy source that is based on atomic fission.
Energy from the Sun that is clean, inexhaustible, and can be transformed into electricity by solar cells.
Careful use of resources to reduce damage to the environment though such methods as composting and recycling materials.
A resource that remains in constant supply and will not run out.
Fossil fuel formed from marine organisms that is often found in tilted or folded rock layers and is used for cooking and heating.
On average how many acres burn every year in the United States
At what rate can fire begin spreading
One causes of wildfires
One component for a fire to occur
One factor that determines how the fire spreads
Wildfires spread based on what surrounding it
What is one basic fuel characteristics
Small fuel material are also called what
On what level do different fuels take longer to ignite
One weather ingredient
What has the biggest impact on wildfire behavior
Who what the doctor, that developed a computer model of wind
Fire whirls are like
What has a direct impact on fire prevention
Wildfires can happen where
Third big influence of wildfire behavior is
Fires usually travel how
Fires weaken what material
With the soil organic material gone this causes what
Firefighters who build a firebreak around the fire are called
Loss of trees and is no longer used for forests.
A reduction of a layer in the stratosphere.
Killing an animal out of season or without a license.
When a car burns fuel, CO2 is released.
Melting of the ice in the North and South.
using too much of something.
Also know as an Illness or sickness.
A change in global climate patterns.
The result of human practices like greenhouse gases.
Extracting oil from underground.
Contamination of the environment.
Extremely toxic waster.
Increasing population to unsustainable levels.
Contributes to greenhouse effects and may smell.
A water form due to certain pollutants in the atmosphere.
This is a renewable resource that is provided every day by a major part of our solar system.
This is a nonrenewable resource that is made up of another energy source.
This is a nonrenewable resource that is in the periodic table and makes up another energy resource.
A nonrenewable resource that takes a very long time to form from decomposing organic matter.
A renewable resource that is created from the burning of sugarcane and/or wood.
A nonrenewable resource that was formed from tiny sea animals and plants millions of years ago.
A renewable resource that is made from rotting plant material.
A nonrenewable resource that is made from heat in the Earth.
This is a renewable resource that is made from the differences in air pressure.
A fossil fuel that is nonrenewable and is formed for over millions of years.