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UNSW : UNSW Atmosphere Study Guide
Atmosphere Study Guide 32 Explain (article three) Glossary [Task] Use the following table to define any science words that are related to this article. Word Definition Greenhouse gas Food chain Atmosphere Sequester Accumulation Algae Biogeochemist Phytoplankton Porous Comprehension & summarising [Task] In your exercise book, complete the following activities related to “Carbon busters”. 1. What are some of the trends that Ralph F. Keeling describes in the atmospheric data collected in the 50 year experiment? 2. What are some of the suggestions that could be used to capture carbon? 3. Create a diagram to show the relationship between CO2, the atmosphere, plants and animals. 4. How much carbon is found in the peat lands and wetlands of the Northern Hemisphere? 5. Name some places or organisms that carbon is ‘locked up’ in around the world. 6. What is Ning Zeng proposing to do with the wood in forests? 7. How would this help global warming? 8. How much carbon is released into the atmosphere due to the use of fossil fuels? 9. Explain how algae are able to act as a carbon sink. 10. Why are some scientists suggesting adding iron to the world’s oceans? 11. What are the reasons provided not to add iron to the oceans? 12. Create a table that shows the storage solutions proposed by scientist for CO2 , and the pros and cons for each suggestion.