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- Acid rain : Deposition of acidified rain, snow, sleet, hail, gases and particles, and acidified fog and cloud water, due to nitric or sulfuric acid pollution.
- Air Quality Index : A number used by government agencies to characterize the quality of the ambient air at a given location.
- Air pollution dispersion modeling : Describes the basic mathematical simulation (i.e., modeling) of how buoyant air pollutants disperse in the atmosphere.
- Atmosphere : The layers of gas surrounding stars and planets.
- California Environmental Protection Agency : A state cabinet-level agency within the government of California whose mission is to restore, protect and enhance the environment, to ensure public health, environmental quality and economic vitality.
- Clean Air Act (U.S.) : A law enacted by the U.S. Congress that defines the responsibilities of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) for protecting and improving the nation's air quality and the stratospheric ozone layer.
- Homosphere : Lower portion of a two-part division of the atmosphere (the upper portion is the heterosphere) according to the general homogeneity of atmospheric composition, which includes all of the atmosphere from the earth's surface to about 50 to 62 miles (80-100 kilometers).
- Mesosphere : Layer of the Earth's atmosphere that is directly above the stratosphere and directly below the thermosphere, located about 50 to 85 kilometers (30 to 50 miles) above the Earth's surface.
- Meteorology : The interdisciplinary scientific study of the processes and phenomena of the atmosphere, including weather studies and forecasting
- National Ambient Air Quality Standards : Concentration limits set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for outdoor ambient air pollutants considered harmful to public health and the environment.
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration : A scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere.
- Ocean heat content : The amount of heat stored in the oceans which is used by scientists to analyze and project climate change.
- Oxygen : A chemical element with the symbol O and atomic number 8.
- Ozone : A triatomic molecule, consisting of three oxygen atoms.
- Radiative forcing : The relative effectiveness of greenhouse gases to restrict outgoing terrestrial long-wave radiation from escaping back into space.
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency : An agency of the federal government of the United States of America whose mission is to protect human health and safeguard the natural environment (air, water and land) of the nation
- Vapor-compression refrigeration : One of the many available refrigeration systems and very probably the most widely used system.