A Level Geography - The Carbon Cycle

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Key word
The total sum of all living matter
The difference between the incoming solar energy absorbed by the Earth and energy radiated back to space
Radiative forcing
Any gaseous compound in the atmosphere that is capable of absorbing infrared radiation, thereby trapping and holding heat in the atmosphere
Greenhouse gas
The crust and the uppermost mantle
The breakdown of rocks in situ by a combination of weather, plants and animals
Carbon dioxide generated by human activity
Anthropogenic CO2
Key word
The capture of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or capturing anthropogenic CO2 from large scale stationary sources before it is released to the atmosphere
Carbon sequestration
The technology of capturing greenhouse has emissions from power stations and pumping them into underground reservoirs
The impact on the climate from the additional heat retained due to the increased amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that humans have released into the atmosphere since the industrial revolution
Enhanced greenhouse effect
A store of carbon that absorbs more carbon than it releases
Carbon sink
The organic constituents in the soil: tissues from dead plants and animals, products produced as these decompose and the soil microbial biomass
Soil organic carbon
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