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Experientia

, Volume 36, Issue 7, pp 769–776 | Cite as

The carbon cycle: Sources and sinks of atmospheric CO2

  • G. H. Kohlmaier
  • U. Fischbach
  • G. Kratz
  • H. Bröhl
  • W. Schunck
Article

Summary

In this contribution we try to give a synopsis of the more important processes within the global C cycle. Special attention is paid to the mechanisms by which atmospheric CO2 is interchanged between the biosphere and the oceans, and existing qualitative and quantitative uncertainties are pointed out.

Keywords

Carbon Cycle Important Process Quantitative Uncertainty 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. H. Kohlmaier
    • 1
  • U. Fischbach
    • 1
  • G. Kratz
    • 1
  • H. Bröhl
    • 1
  • W. Schunck
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische ChemieJohann Wolfgang Goethe UniversitätFrankfurt/Main 1(Federal Republic of Germany)

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