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  • The Carbon Cycle

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    ‘passing of the atom’ along a chain of processes is called a cycle, the series of processes in which the carbon atom goes through is called the carbon cycle. Each Carbon is the fourth most affluent element in the universe and is an important part of most molecules that make up most of the world’s natural resources and organic matter, which is why the carbon cycle is one of the most important cycles on earth. Through-out the cycle, carbon can become several different forms such as sugar, oil, diamond

  • The Water Cycle : The Carbon Cycle

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    The carbon cycle is very important to human life because humans cant breathe carbon dioxide for long periods of time. Carbon dioxide is attached to the oxygen and that needs to go away so humans can breathe it properly. The plant cycle relies heavily on the carbon cycle because plants consume the carbon dioxide because the carbon dioxide and photosynthesis (light from the sun) helps their food grow. The plants then lets the oxygen go for animals and humans to breathe. When a plant dies, it gets

  • 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

  • Datatable Carbon Cycle

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    DATA TABLES: CARBON CYCLE LESSON 1 Lesson 1: Step 1 Gaseous Carbon Ocean Water Fossil Fuels Biosphere Gaseous Carbon To Year Atmosphere Ocean Surface Deep Ocean Oil and Gas Coal Soil Terrestrial Plants 2000 700 1000 38000 500 2000 1800+200 700 2050 677 1000+24 38000+17 461 1979 1800+210 732 2100 674 1000+23 38000+38 431 1962 1800+225 747 Lesson 1: Step 2 Total Carbon Emissions Gaseous Carbon Ocean Water

  • Explain The Water Cycle Of The Carbon Cycle

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    Global Cycles For the thermonuclear reaction involving carbon that powers some stars, see CNO cycle. For organic chemical ring-shaped structures, see cyclic compounds. This diagram of the fast carbon cycle shows the movement of carbon between land, atmosphere, and oceans in billions of tons per year. Yellow numbers are natural fluxes, red are human contributions, white indicate stored carbon. Note this diagram does not account for volcanic and tectonic activity, which also sequesters and releases

  • Carbon Cycle And Its Effect On Earth

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    four cycles important to ecosystem are water, carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorous. The Water cycle describes the movement of water on Earth through evaporation, transpiration, condensation and precipitation. Carbon cycle is crucial for all organic living organisms. Carbon is produced by combustion of wood and burning of fossil fuels, which plants then take in; animals eat plants and exhale carbon dioxide, which is one-way carbon, is placed in the atmosphere. An additional source of carbon is the

  • Nitrogen, Carbon and Phosphorus Cycles Essay

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    Nitrogen, Carbon and Phosphorus Cycles The carbon cycle deals with the interaction of carbon between living organisms and the nonliving environment. This cycle is a process through which all carbon rotates. The main result of the carbon cycle is to serve as a great natural "recycler" of carbon atoms. The cycle works in a very basic way. First, carbon is taken from carbon dioxide found in the air. Plants take in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Plants absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

  • The Carbon Cycle And The Earth 's Climate

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    The carbon cycle on Earth is essentially how all organisms maintain life on our planet. According to the article “The Carbon Cycle and The Earth’s Climate,” carbon is stored inside our Earth and is released in our atmosphere, plants then combine this element with sunlight and water to go through the process of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis allows plants to form carbohydrates that store energy and this energy is later used to carry out life functions. Photosynthesis is also responsible for other

  • Carbon Cycle : New Zealand Essay

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    Carbon Cycle in New Zealand in the 2000s and in the 1800s An Introduction to the Carbon Cycle – Carbon is an important element found in all living organisms and also in many non-living organisms. Because there is a finite amount of carbon, and many living and non living matter that requires the element, the carbon goes through the carbon cycle so that it can be used repeatedly. The carbon cycle is the process in which the element carbon, in its many different forms, travels through the atmosphere

  • The Environment And Its Effects On The Natural Carbon Cycle

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    Adam, Caroline, John Part I 1. One sustainability issue would be that growing one type of food species can disrupt the natural carbon cycle. Like in the biosphere 2 where the residents ended up growing just sweet potatoes, it is thought that the sweet potatoes and the plants in the area disrupted the carbon cycle and this ended up overpowering the atmosphere dropping the Biosphere oxygen levels from 21% to 14%. This does not create a sustainable environment. Another problem would be biodiversity