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Carbon cycle process overview



The sink is a term used on any process, activity or mechanism which removes a greenhouse gas, and aerosols or a precursor of greenhouse gas or aerosols from the atmosphere

Soil Carbon

Soil Carbon is a significant component of the terrestrial biosphere pool in the carbon cycle. The amount of carbon in the soil is a function of the historical vegetative cover and productivity, which in turn is dependent in part upon climatic variables.

Gaia hypothesis

Gaia hypothesis. At the beginning of the 1960s, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) asked the scientist James Lovelock to participate in a scientific research project aimed at trying to find evidence of life on Mars.

Fossil Fuels

Fossil Fuels are finite sources of carbon-based energy (mostly oil, gas and coal) which burnt to produce heat and other sources of power.

Carbon cycle

The carbon cycle is all parts (reservoirs) and fluxes of carbon. The period usually thought of as four main reservoirs of carbon interconnected by pathways of exchange.