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Unformatted text preview: Eutrophication (excess nitrogen in water sources) • algae grows and decomposition uses lots of dissolved oxygen, lessening the availability of dissolved oxygen for consumers (fish) Carbon Cycle • Climate • Carbon in plants • Fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, petroleum) • Diamonds Biosphere (plants + consumers) Atmosphere (CO2, Methane) Photosynthesis (CO2 fixation in plants) Volcanic Activity ----------------Atmosphere Fossil Fuel burning into the…. .Atmosphere Decomposition and Deforestation Atmosphere Ocean (Dissolved CO2, life) Atmosphere (through diffusion) • CO2 is a greenhouse gas • Too much CO2 increases the greenhouse effect which increased the temperature • Example of Positive Feedback which is a negative outcome: CO2 raises temperature, ice melt reduce albedo (reflective energy from ice) increase temperature...
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2011 for the course GLG 111 taught by Professor Kuentz during the Spring '05 term at Miami University.
- Spring '05