The Five Biogeochemical Cycles
Co2 is released into the atmospheric active pool by physical processes such as combustion and volcanic activity. This new addition of Co2 will join the active pool and cycle through the ecosystem by way of life processes, such as Photosynthesis and the consumption of organic material by organisms. Carbon will return to the storage pool by water absorption and shellfish incorporation to the burial, decomposition and compression of organic material.
Oxygen is a fundamental element of the living biosphere. The Oxygen cycle is divided into two major loops, the H2o cycle and the Co2 cycle. In the H2o cycle, Oxygen atoms are bound with hydrogen to form molecular h20. This compound form, of oxygen and hydrogen is extremely stable and inert. Water has three naturally occurring states, liquid, solid and vapour.
The water cycle is a closed system driven by the free solar energy by way of evapotranspiration (E). The sun’s rays contact water and excite the molecules by way of latent heat transfer. This heat transfer is responsible for change in states from solid to liquid , from liquid to