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- Precipitation in the form of balls or irregular lumps of ice.
- Chemicals consisting of carbon, sometimes hydrogen, and either chlorine, fluorine bromine or iodine.
- Compounds, also known as bromofluorocarbons, that contain bromine, fluorine, and carbon. They are generally used as fire extinguishing agents and cause ozone depletion. Bromine is many times more effective at destroying stratospheric ozone than chlorine. See ozone depleting substance.
- Rings or arcs that seem to encircle the sun or moon. They are caused by the refraction of light through the ice crystals in cirrus clouds.
- Fine dry or wet dust or salt particles in the air that reduce visibility.
- Form of kinetic energy that flows from one body to another when there is a temperature difference between the two bodies. Heat always flows spontaneously from a hot sample of matter to a colder sample of matter. This is one way to state the second law of thermodynamics. See temperature.
- Heat budget, annual (of a lake)
- The amount of heat necessary to raise the water from the minimum temperature of winter to the maximum temperature of summer.
- Heat content
- The amount of heat per unit mass released upon complete combustion.
- Heat index
- An index that combines air temperature and humidity to give an apparent temperature (eg. how hot it "feels"). Here is a heat index formula originally from Weatherwise magazine. It gives valid results above 70 deg. F. (-42.379+2.04901523*t+10.14333127*r-.22475541*t*r-(6.83783e-3)*t^2-(5.48 1717e-2)*r^2+(1.22874e-3)*t^2*r+(8.5282e-4)*t*r^2-(1.99e-6)*t^2*r^2) t=temp deg f and r=%rel hum
- Hedonic Pricing Approach
- Derives values by decomposing market prices into components encompassing environmental and other characteristics through studying property values, wages and other phenomena. The premise of the approach is that the value of an asset depend on the stream of benefits derived, including environmental amenities.