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Select a letter from the list below to view glossary terms, acronyms/abbreviations, chemicals, and units of measure.

1 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Cadastral survey system
Cadmium (Cd)
Cadmium telluride (CdTe)
Cairn
Calcareous
Caldera
Caliche
California Ambient Air Quality Standard (CAAQS)
Cancer
Candidate Species
CAP
Capacity factor
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Carbon monoxide (CO)
Carbon sink
Carbonate rock
Carbonate-rock aquifer
Carrying capacity
Catchment basin
Cavity
Cell (solar)
Cenozoic
Census block
Census block groups
Center pivot irrigation
Central Arizona Project (CAP) Aqueduct
CEQ
CERCLA
Change-out
Channel incision
Chaparral
Chert
Chronic effects
Cienega
Cinder cone
Class I Area
Class II Area
Clay
Clean Air Act (CAA)
Clean Water Act (CWA)
Clearing and grubbing
CLFR
Climate
Closed basin
Closed-loop cooling system
Clovis Complex
CO
CO2
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Collection
Collector
Colluvium
Color
Community
Compact
Compact Linear Fresnel Reflector (CLFR)
Compensation
Compensatory mitigation
Composite noise level
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA)
Concentrating PV (CPV)
Concentrating solar collector
Concentrating solar power (CSP)
Concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies
Concentration
Concentrator
Conditional Use Permit (CUP)
Cone of depression
Confined aquifer
Conglomerate
Conifer
Consumptive use
Contrast
Contrast level
Corona discharge
Corona/corona noise
Corridor
Corridor-transmission
Corridor-wildlife
Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)
Cover
Crater
Creep (rate)
Crescents
Criteria air pollutants
Critical habitat
Crucial winter range
Crustaceans
Crustal spreading center
Cryptobiotic
Cryptogamic soil crusts
CSP
Cuesta
Cultural disturbance
Cultural modification
Cultural resources
Cumulative impacts
Cut-and-fill
Cyanobacteria