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.


SubjectsChemistry, Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture, Geoscience, Life Science, Space Science
Education levelHigh School, Higher Education
Resource typesBook/Chapter, Instructional Material, Text
Resource formatapplication, application/pdf, text, text/html
CreatorElizabeth Sulzman

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CopyrightUniversity Corporation for Atmospheric Research

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DLESE: Digital Library for Earth System Education
Title DLESE Community Collection
Link http://www.dlese.org/
Description The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) mission is to improve the quality, quantity, and efficiency of teaching and learning about the Earth System, by developing, managing, and providing access to high-quality educational resources and supporting services through a community-based, distributed digital library. Intended users include students, educators and citizens of all ages, in both formal and informal learning environments. The collection favors resources that convey linkages and connections; the general with the specific, theory with evidence, global with local, and that demonstrate the application of science to solving real world problems. This includes providing access to Earth data sets and imagery, and the tools and interfaces that enable their effective use. DLESE resources are community-contributed, by individuals, organizations, and formal collection efforts.