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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.

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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.

Sink

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.