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Components of the Carbon Cycle
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A simplified representation of the terrestrial carbon cycle side by side with the ocean carbon cycle. Fluxes and reservoirs expressed in gigatons are included.

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The abundance of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is controlled by biogeochemical cycles that continually move these components between their ocean, land, life, and atmosphere reservoirs. The abundance of carbon in the atmosphere is reduced through seafloor accumulation of marine sediments and accumulation of plant biomass and is increased through deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels as well as through other processes.
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Fossil and bio fuels are organic matter that contain energy captured from sunlight.
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4.3 Fossil and bio fuels contain energy captured from sunlight.
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Various sources of energy are used to power human activities .

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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy | Technical Details

Teaching Tips

  • Works as a good PowerPoint slide to explain different aspects of the carbon cycle.

About the Science

  • Assumes knowledge of biosphere interaction, eg. the ocean biological pump
  • Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.

About the Pedagogy

  • The graphic is attractive and can be downloaded for use in the classroom.
  • Explanatory text accompanies the visualization.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Graphic quality is good and image can be enlarged to full-screen view

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