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chemical agent

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Environmental Science.

A chemical that is used for some purpose, particularly to reduce or remove pollutants from water.

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crisis management

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

1 Management of a crisis: measures that are taken to identify, acquire, and plan the use of resources to anticipate, prevent, and/or resolve a threat (for example to public...

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defoliate

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Environmental Science.

To remove the leaves from plants, trees, or shrubs.

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directive

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Warfare and Defence.

An instruction that defines what is to be done or achieved, without necessarily specifying how. See also regulation.

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earthwork

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Warfare and Defence.

The disturbance of land by moving, loosening, depositing, shaping, compacting, and stabilizing soil and rock.

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ecoterrorism

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Warfare and Defence.

An aggressive or violent form of eco‐activism that involves the use of ecoterrorism. Also called bioterrorism. See also eco‐extremism, monkey‐wrenching.

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flare

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Environmental Science.

1 A sudden burst of flame.

2 A device that burns gases (such as methane gas in a landfill) to prevent them from being released into the environment.

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high tide

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Warfare and Defence.

High water. The highest level to which the tide rises within the daily tidal cycle. Contrast low tide.

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high water mark

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Environmental Science.

The line along the coast to which the sea rises at high tide. Contrast low water mark.

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inshore

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Environmental Science.

Towards the shore, or close to a shore, where waves are transformed by interaction with the sea bed. Contrast offshore.

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leeward

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Warfare and Defence.

In a downstream or downwind direction, or the side of something that is sheltered from the wind or water. Also known as lee. Contrast windward.

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low tide

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Warfare and Defence.

Low water; the lowest level to which the tide falls within the daily tidal cycle. Contrast high tide.

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low water mark

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Warfare and Defence.

The line along the coast to which the sea drops at low tide. Contrast high water mark.

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marine

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Warfare and Defence.

Of or relating to the sea or ocean. Also known as maritime.

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navigable

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Warfare and Defence.

Waterways that are deep and wide enough to allow navigation by all or specified vessels.

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review

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Environmental Science.

To reappraise or evaluate, particularly to reconsider objectives and policies, or to evaluate progress against objectives and policies.

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Rocky Flats

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Warfare and Defence.

The site near Denver, Colorado, USA of a weapons production facility run by the US Atomic Energy Commission, which operated from 1952 to 1989. Cleanup of the site began in 1992 in...

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search and rescue

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Warfare and Defence.

In disaster management, the process of locating and recovering victims and applying first aid and basic medical assistance.

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sounding

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Environmental Science.

1 A measure of the depth of water.

2 A plot of variation in height of one or more atmospheric parameters (such as temperature, humidity, pressure, or wind...

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supersonic

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Warfare and Defence.

Faster than the speed of sound in the surrounding air. See also Mach.

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