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45 Environment Pollution

Includes atmospheric, water, soil, noise, and thermal pollution.


Environment Pollution – Alterations of the natural environment that are harmful to life; normally as produced by human activities. NASA Thesaurus, Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

NASA Interest

Exhaustive Interest : Air, noise, thermal, atmospheric pollution, and contamination resulting from air, earthbound, and space transportation.

Selective Interest : Industrial, commercial, and residential air, noise, and thermal atmospheric and water pollution as it impacts air and space transportation, or is monitored by aircraft or spacecraft.

Negative Interest : Air, noise, thermal, water pollution, sewage pollution, and contamination from industrial, commercial, and residential sources with no relation to aerospace activities.


Input Subjects of Specific Interest

  • aerosols (pollution aspects)
  • air pollution
  • atmospheric analysis (pollution)
  • atmospheric pollution
  • atmospheric sampling (pollution)
  • biosphere (pollution aspects)
  • commercial pollution
  • contamination control
  • environmental clean up
  • environmental engineering
  • environmental modifications
  • environmental monitoring
  • environmental pollution
  • environmental surveys
  • exhaust emissions (pollution)
  • greenhouse effect (pollution aspects)
  • indoor air pollution
  • industrial pollution
  • noise abatement
  • noise pollution
  • ozone depletion (pollution aspects)
  • pollution control
  • pollution monitoring
  • radiative forcing (pollution aspects)
  • radioactive contamination
  • residential pollution
  • soil pollution
  • sonic boom (noise pollution)
  • stratospheric pollution
  • thermal pollution
  • transportation pollution
  • waste treatment (pollution control)
  • water pollution
  • water treatment (pollution control)