The Carbon Cycle

This module covers the basics of the carbon cycle and research efforts that aim to integrate ecology and the earth sciences, and describes new methodologies being developed to explore the carbon cycle.

The module is divided into the following sections: Overview, Exchanges between Reservoirs, Feedbacks in the Carbon Cycle, Implications for Global Climate, Questions and Discussion Topics, Glossary, and Suggested Reading.

The full version of this module is available for download in PDF format. Selected chapters are also available for browsing online via the HTML link.

Author: Elizabeth W. Sulzman, National Center for Atmospheric Research