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lecture37F06 - The Global Carbon Cycle By the end of this...

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The Global Carbon Cycle By the end of this lecture you should be able to… Describe the main pools and fluxes in the global C cycle. Concepts and terms: gigaton Discuss the imbalance in the global C cycle. Concepts and terms: “ missing sink” Discuss the relative contribution of fossil fuel combustion and changes in land use to the change in atmospheric CO 2 . Describe the “Mona Loa Curve.”. Concepts and terms: periodicity, latitude effect Describe the “greenhouse” effect. Concepts and terms: greenhouse gas, radiative forcing Discuss observed temperature changes and the projections for rapid climate change resulting from human activities. Concepts and terms: global circulation model Assigned Readings: Chapter 54; IPCC: http://www.ipcc.ch/; United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP: http://www.grida.no/climate/vital /06.htm)
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K.L. Griffin, Columbia U. 2002
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Carbon Flux Defined IGBP Terrestrial Carbon Working Group
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