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Descriptor English: Thermal Contamination
Descriptor Spanish: Contaminación Térmica
Descriptor Portuguese: Contaminação Térmica
Descriptor French: Contamination Thermique
Tree number(s): SP4.102.072.092.693.050.389
Scope note: Contamination in rivers, lakes or seas, resulting from the release of water at a temperature many times above the average temperatures in these places, coming from the cooling system of a thermoelectric plant. Such warming, if maintained for long periods of time, can significantly alter the physical and chemical characteristics of the ecosystem, causing deaths of the living beings that inhabit the place. (Free translation from the original: https://bit.ly/30WUTHT)
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AN analysis
CL classification
EC economics
EH ethnology
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
PC prevention & control
PL policies
SN statistics & numerical data
Related: Cooling Lagoons DeCS
Hot Temperature MeSH
Physical Contaminants DeCS
Power Plants MeSH
Temperature MeSH
Thermal Energy DeCS
Water Pollution MeSH
DeCS ID: 32437
Unique ID: DDCS032437
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Thermal Contamination - Preferred
Concept UI FD00060382
Scope note Contamination in rivers, lakes or seas, resulting from the release of water at a temperature many times above the average temperatures in these places, coming from the cooling system of a thermoelectric plant. Such warming, if maintained for long periods of time, can significantly alter the physical and chemical characteristics of the ecosystem, causing deaths of the living beings that inhabit the place. (Free translation from the original: https://bit.ly/30WUTHT)
Preferred term Thermal Contamination



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