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CH. 3 The Biosphere 3.4 Cycles of Matter
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Biogeochemical cycles Elements pass from one organism to another and among parts of the biosphere through closed loops. As matter moves through these cycles, it is transformed. It is never created nor destroyed – just changed.
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Processes involved in Biogeochemical cycles Eating, breathing, running, reproduction Eating, breathing, running, reproduction Biological – Volcanic eruption, erosion and runof Volcanic eruption, erosion and runof Geological – Cloud formation, precipitation, lightning Cloud formation, precipitation, lightning Chemical and Physical - Mining, burning of fossil fuels, farming, fertilizers Mining, burning of fossil fuels, farming, fertilizers Human activity
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The Water cycle The water cycle includes the process of evaporation, condensation, precipitation and runof
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The Carbon Cycle The Carbon cycle includes the processes of Photosynthesis and cellular respiration.
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