Carbon balance of the terrestrial biosphere

Figure Created 12 Nov 2009 Published 12 Nov 2009 Last modified 29 Nov 2012
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Notes: Atmospheric carbon (in the form of CO2) is absorbed by plants in the process of photosynthesis



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A large part of this carbon is released back to the atmosphere. A small part is removed from the atmosphere and stored in the terrestrial biosphere (terrestrial carbon uptake).

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