EO - The Modern Carbon Cycle Questions

After reading The Carbon Cycle Page 3 answer these questions in complete sentences in your journal.

  1. What produces the large annual oscillations in atmospheric CO2 ?
  2. How much larger are these oscillations compared to the CO2 introduced by the burning of fossil fuels?
  3. What land use changes affect the CO2 atmospheric levels?
  4. What controls CO2 exchange in the oceans?
  5. Describe the effect of sea surface temperature (SST) on CO2 levels in the atmosphere.
  6. Describe the effect of ocean currents on CO2 movement.
  7. Contrast land and ocean storage of CO2.
  8. Over long periods of time, what represents a significant removal of carbon from the atmosphere?