WEEKLY QUESTIONS - 5-6

Define and discuss the differences between alpha, beta, and gamma
radiation.

What is a linear no-threshold model and do you think this model is
appropriate for assessing the effects of radiation?

Discuss how Redfield's ratio can be used to determine the effects of
nutrients added to the ocean.

You have an estuary with a 330 ppm carbon, 42 ppm nitrogen, and 3.1 ppm
phosphate. Which of these is a limiting nutrient and how do you know?

What is eutrophican and what are it's consequences? Explain why these
things occur.

What is nitrate a problem in drinking water? Your answer should include a
detailed mechanism of toxicity.

Describe the relationship between algal blooms and increased Vibrio
cholerae.