Flashcards in The Major Stores of Carbon Deck (11)
how much carbon is stored in the terrestrial biosphere
main stores in the terrestrial biosphere
living vegetation, plant litter, soil (biggest source), peat and animals
how much carbon is stored in the atmosphere
from 720 GtC to 800 GtC
carbon is stored in the lithosphere in both .... and .... forms
inorganic and organic
Inorganic deposits of carbon in the lithosphere include..
coal, oil and natural gas
Some carbon dioxide is released from the interior of the lithosphere by...
how are oceans the second largest store of carbon
carbon dioxide is absorbed directly from the air and river water discharges carbon carried in solution.
what is the natural purpose of CO2
to regulate the earth's temperature
CO2 in the atmosphere is rising at a rate of ...
main link between the water and carbon cycle
the absorption of carbon in rainwater- facilitates key processes and affects the magnitude of both stores