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bicarbonate

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Environmental Science.

A sodium salt (NaHCO3) of carbonic acid that can act as a buffer and resists changes in the pH of soil and waterbodies.

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heat index

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The apparent temperature that is created by the combined effect of high air temperatures and high humidity levels.

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indirect competition

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The use of a resource by one individual in such a way that it reduces the availability of that resource to others.

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laws of thermodynamics

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Laws describing the general direction of physical change in the universe; the first law of thermodynamics states the equivalence of heat and work and reaffirms the principle of conservation...

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recreation

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Any activity that refreshes, satisfies, and brings enjoyment to people, in which they engage on a voluntary basis during leisure time. See also concentrated recreation, dispersed...

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sensible temperature

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The critical temperature range beyond which a person feels too hot or too cold. The sensible temperature is affected by relative humidity and wind chill. Compare comfort zone.

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shear stress

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A force that acts on a particle, which exists because gravity pulls objects downhill so it opposes shear strength. It promotes downslope movement, and its strength is determined mainly by...

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static equilibrium

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Environmental Science.

A type of equilibrium that occurs where force and reaction are balanced, and the properties of the system remain unchanged over time. Contrast steady‐state equilibrium.

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