Carrying capacity


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carrying capacity

[′kar·ē·iŋ kə′pas·əd·ē]
(ecology)
The maximum population size that the environment can support without deterioration.
(electricity)
The maximum amount of current or power that can be safely handled by a wire or other component.

Carrying capacity

In terms of the built and urban environment, refers to the upper limits of development beyond which the quality of human life, health, welfare, safety or community character and identity might be unsustainably altered; a measure of the ability of a region to accommodate growth and development within the limits defined by existing infrastructure and natural resource capabilities. It is a finite quantity that equates to the ecosystem resources of a defined area such as a locality, habitat, region, country, or place.

carrying capacity

Of an electric cable or wire, same as ampacity.
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The results in Table 1 show that all of tourism ecological footprint, tourism ecological carrying capacity, tourism ecological deficits, and tourism ecological pressure from 2000 to 2005 in Liaoning Province, in general, present a increasing trend; however, the increasing margin of tourism ecological carrying capacity is less than that of tourism ecological footprint and tourism ecological deficits grows up year by year as well, generating a big tourism ecological pressure.
As a country draws closer to chaos, the indicators of violence, civil protest, and government repression rise and stay at high levels for months, keeping that nation's conflict carrying capacity below a score of about 85.
Each portion of the plate has its own carrying capacity, equal to ten M&Ms.
Much stronger evidence and more studies exist on the relationship between carrying capacity and formation rate than on the relationship between munificence and formation rate.
'For us in Bohol, carrying capacity standards can work wonders for local governments in need of methods to develop their tourism prospects,' she said.
'Fish kill is becoming the norm in Taal Lake courtesy of unsustainable aquaculture practices, which include the incessant drive of fishpen operators to increase the number and size of aquaculture structures beyond the carrying capacity of the lake.
Puyat said the carrying capacity would be followed during the weeklong '#LOVEBoracay' activities to mark the first anniversary of the closure.
According to Carlos Libosada, Jr., former research and project officer of DOT and a professor at the University of the Philippines Institute of Tourism, carrying capacity can even be categorized into environmental and social concerns.
He further disclosed that during the life span of the current administration, government has increased the carrying capacity to 653,428 spaces for tertiary education.
Puyat added that having a carrying capacity would definitely affect arrivals figures since it would be unlike before when an unlimited amount of tourists could enter the island at a given time.
Now let us look at the carrying capacity of our country a little more closely.
Li and Mao [1] have investigated the differences of the tracking time interval between a heterogeneous train and a homogeneous train and found that the carrying capacity of the former was largely dampened.