Carbon Cycle Lab

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Lab 5: DATA TABLES: CARBON CYCLE LESSON 1 |Lesson 1: |Gaseous Carbon |Ocean Water |Fossil Fuels |Biosphere Gaseous Carbon | |Step 1 | | | | | |To Year |Atmosphere |Ocean Surface |Deep Ocean |Oil and Gas |Coal |Soil |Terrestrial Plants| |2000 |700 |1000 |38000 |500 |2000 |1800 |700 | |2050 |863 |1000 |38000 |168 |1818 |+237 |752 | |2100…show more content…
| |How might this change marine life populations? What impact could fifty years at this level of emissions have on marine fauna? On marine | |flora? The more total carbon concentration (smokestack) that people pumped into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels, the more the | |oceans would absorb. The ocean would continue to soak up carbon until global warming heated the ocean enough to slow down ocean | |circulation. Water trapped at the surface would become saturated, at which point, the ocean would slow its carbon uptake. Marine life | |populations could be affected by the food supply and the temperature. In fifty years at this level of emissions the level of both marine| |fauna and flora will be severely damaged by high levels. | |In addition to circulating through the carbon cycle, where else might excess carbon be found? In fifty years, where would you be most | |likely to see excess carbon? Excess carbon could be found everywhere. In fifty years you may be more likely to see excess carbon in the | |deep ocean from an excess of carbon in the atmosphere. | |Which areas are most highly (and quickly) affected by an increase in carbon emissions (and increase in fossil fuel consumption)? How | |would these
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