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- Earth science : The study of the components and processes of the planet Earth.
- Meteorology : The interdisciplinary scientific study of the processes and phenomena of the atmosphere, including weather studies and forecasting
- Chemical engineering : The field of engineering that deals with industrial and natural processes involving the chemical, physical or biological transformation of matter or energy into forms useful for mankind, economically and safely without compromising the environment
- Environmental engineering : A field of engineering devoted to remediation of all forms of pollution.
- Accidental release source terms : The mathematical equations that estimate the rate at which accidental releases of air pollutants into the atmosphere may occur at industrial facilities.
- Accidental chemical releases : Add brief definition or description
- Acute radiation syndrome : Disease or death caused by whole-body irradiation, over a short period of time, with a significant quantity of penetrating radiation
- Air pollution dispersion modeling : Describes the basic mathematical simulation (i.e., modeling) of how buoyant air pollutants disperse in the atmosphere.
- Biological weapon : Living organisms, or substances produced by living organisms, used as weapons to produce death or disease in human or agricultural populations
- Chemical weapon : A weapon that cause death or disease by means of chemical interaction with the metabolism of the victim, as opposed to causing injury through blast, thermal, or other effects not on a molecular level
- Emergency Management : Add brief definition or description
- Federal Emergency Management Agency : Under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the lead operating agency for emergency response to disasters, accidents and attacks affecting the civilian population
- Hazardous material : Add brief definition or description
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory : A government-owned contractor-operated United States Department of Energy laboratory, largely concerned with nuclear weapons, in Livermore, California (50 miles east of San Francisco_; do not confuse with the unclassified Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- National Center for Atmospheric Research : A non-governmental U.S.-based institute whose mission is "exploring and understanding our atmosphere and its interactions with the Sun, the oceans, the biosphere, and human society."
- Process Safety Management (United States) : A regulation promulgated by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 1992 and intended to prevent or minimize the consequences of catastrophic releases of toxic, reactive, flammable, or explosive "Highly Hazardous Chemicals" (HHCs) from processes.
- Radiological weapon : A weapon that uses explosives or other mechanical means to disperse radioactive substances that present a hazard of producing acute radiation syndrome or other harmful effects, such as contaminating an area and making it unusable