Lecture 10 (Matter cycles)

Co2 in air combustion lithosphere fossil fuels shells

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Unformatted text preview: carbon cycle. CO2 in air Combustion Lithosphere Fossil Fuels Shells Weathering Limestone Biosphere Decomposition Cell Respiration Consumers CO2 in water Producers Death Carbon Cycle: Most of the carbon is here. Carbon cycle steady state easily upset Most of carbon stored in ● Sedimentary rocks (Lithosphere) ● Oceans (hydrosphere). Only one way to remove CO2 from atmosphere, but many ways to add it. ● Cutting down trees; ● Burning fossil fuels; ● Increased water acidity; ● Warming oceans. These processes increase rate at which CO2 is returned to the atmosphere, but none increases rate at which it is taken...
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2014 for the course NATS 1840 taught by Professor None during the Fall '13 term at York University.

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