lecture 3 - because of the buoyant force of the ocean....

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Notes: Biomass – dry weight, the plant, leaf or wood without water. It has weight per square meter each year. water omitted Rep. Prod. Photosynthesis (net) Ecostystem Aug. Biomass Desert Desert 3 Midlat Grass 500 Forest 1,300 Tropical Rainforest 2,000 (90%)Open ocean 125 cs (<600;200m 350) Estuary 2,000 BIO MASS 1 1__________________Annual Precipitation As an increase in precipitation goes on theres going to be an increase in biomass and then a falling off. Double or triple the normal amount. Human Population 1 1 _______________Annual Precipitation 1. CO2 is abundant in the sea in the euphotic zone. It is scarce on land and it limits photosynthesis. 2. Density in land is low therefore organisms that develop it will need a lot of supporting tissue – bones. In the case of the sea, there is a very large amount of buoyant force so density is large. The creatures in the ocean don’t need a lot of bone structure to keep it up
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Unformatted text preview: because of the buoyant force of the ocean. However, land creatures that are large such as the elephant need a lot of bones to stay upright. Density large on ocean / small in land. 3. Specific Heat: That Is the amount of energy that will raise one cc (cubic centimeter) of material one degree Celsius. This is small on land (0.2) and large on land (1.0). 4. Temperature: Theres a rapid shift - especially in Diurnal on land. In ocean there are small shifts in annual cycle. 5. Diversity: which is in the different kinds of species. On land this is greater and on sea it is smaller. Particular ecosystems develop in different regions. Under water there are more uniform ecosystems. 6. Light energy: not greater or lesser on land or in sea. 7. Environmental changeability: same as light energy....
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course ENVIRONMEN 0000 taught by Professor Faculty during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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