Carbon Cycle Lab Essay

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Lab 5:

DATA TABLES: CARBON CYCLE

LESSON 1

|Lesson 1: |Gaseous Carbon |Ocean Water |Fossil Fuels |Biosphere Gaseous Carbon |
|Step 1 | | | | |
|To Year |Atmosphere |Ocean Surface |Deep Ocean |Oil and Gas |Coal |Soil |Terrestrial Plants|
|2000 |700 |1000 |38000 |500 |2000 |1800 |700 |
|2050 |863 |1000 |38000 |168 |1818 |+237 |752 |
|2100
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|transformed to combustible materials we use for

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