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Carbon + Energy
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Define carbon cycle
The biogeochemical cycle by which carbon travels around a closed system, conists of stores of diff sizes and fluxes of diff rates.
What are the two ways carbon is released via the slow carbon cycle
• Chemical weathering
• Volcanic outgassing
What is the earths largest carbon store?
Why are phytoplankton important?
Phytoplankton are primary producers, they float near ocean surface to photosynthesise and sequester CO2 to the deep ocean
How much carbon do phytoplankton sequester?
2bn metric tonnes
Global system of surface and deep water ocean currents driven by temperature and salinity differences in ocean areas
What three factors affect soils storage of carbon?
• Soil type
• Management and use of soils
Why is carbon important for soil health
Carbon gives soil its water retention capacity + affects its productivity
How will fossil fuel combustion affect ENSO?
Enhanced greenhouse effect and increase the severity and frequency of ENSO
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