EO - Biological/Physical Carbon Cycle Questions
After reading The Carbon Cycle Page 2 answer these questions in complete sentences in your journal.
- Define photosynthesis.
- Define respiration.
- What is the relationship between photosynthesis and respiration?
- Discuss the amount of biologic carbon in circulation compared to the annual geologic carbon cycle.
- What are phytoplankton?
- What becomes of the excess organic matter formed when photosynthesis rates exceeds respiration?
- What are three biologically mediated processes that remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store carbon in sediments?