1.3.1 What are the distribution and size of the major stores in the carbon…
What are the distribution and size of the major stores in the carbon cycle
Found as carbon dioxide and methane -
Found as carbon dioxide in the oceans.
Found as organic material - soild
= Carbon rich soil - waterlogged soil found in moorlands -> used as a fossil fuel.
living organic material.
Most active in terms of moving carbon.
fossil fuels, carbonate based rocks
(limestone and chalk)
The Global Carbon Cycle
- 60 000 - 100 000 000 bn tonnes
- 38 700 bn tonnes
Sea floor sediments
- 6000 bn tonnes
s - 4 130 bn tonnes
- 2 300 bn tonnes
- 600 bn tonnes
- 560 bn tonnes
Part of the soil storage - permafrost, when the soil freezes