# DATA TABLES: CARBON CYCLE

LESSON 1 Lesson 1: Step 1 To Year 2000 2050 2100 Gaseous Carbon Atmosphere 375ppm 446ppm 754ppm Ocean Water Ocean Surface 1000 1074 1197 Deep Ocean 38000 38189 38699 Fossil Fuels Oil and Gas 500 168 0 Coal 2000 1818 676 Biosphere Gaseous Carbon Soil 200 2037 2100 Terrestrial Plants 700 752 833

Lesson 1: Step 2 To Year 2000 2010 2020 2030 2040 2050 2060 2070 2080 2090 2100

Total Carbon Emissions Smokestack 6.9gt 75 87 101 117 136 157 204 270 313 364

Gaseous Carbon Atmosphere 700 707 737 773 814 863 919 1002 1118 1247 1395

Ocean Water Ocean Surface 1000 1031 1039 1049 1061 1074 1089 1108 1136 1165 1197 Deep Ocean 38000 38019 38049 38087 38133 30189 30255 38334 38433 33554 33699

Fossil Fuels Oil and Gas 500 452 396 331 255 168 66 0 0 0 0 Coal 2000 1974 1943 1907 1866 1818 1762 1623 1353 1040 676

Biosphere Gaseous Carbon Soil 2000 2004 2012 2020 2029 2037 2046 2056 2068 2082 2098 Terrestrial Plants 700 714 724 733 743 752 763 775 792 811 833

Responses to questions 1. If only one half of the flora in the world existed in 2100 (perhaps due to deforestation), what do you predict the atmospheric carbon level would be ? double How would you change the simulation to reflect this? Sthe the deforestation level to 2 What is the relationship between increased carbon in the ocean and increased carbon in the soil? How else might carbon be transferred to soil? Soil contains water and is therefore contaminated by carbon in it. it could also be increased with decomposition of dead things. Using the data generated by the simulation, determine the mathematical relationship between the percentage increase in fossil fuel consumption and the increase in atmospheric carbon. Is the relationship linear? Yes it is What is the relationship between an increase in fossil fuel consumption and increased carbon in terrestrial plants? How might this change flora populations? What impact could twenty years at this level of consumption have on flora? IT RAISES THE CARBON CONTENT OF THE PLANTS WHICH MAKES THEM HEALTHIER. IT COULD BRING A LOT OF NEW FORESTS. What is the relationship between an increase in total carbon concentration (the smokestack) and increased carbon in the ocean surface? How might this change marine life populations? What impact could fifty years at this level of emissions have on marine fauna? On marine flora? THEY BOTH INCREASE WITH EACHOTHER, AND IT COULD MAKE THE WATERS UNINHABITABLE FOR SOME MARINE LIFE In addition to circulating through the carbon cycle, where else might excess carbon be found? In fifty years, where would you be most likely to see excess carbon? IN THE SOIL

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Which areas are most highly (and quickly) affected by an increase in carbon emissions (and increase in fossil fuel consumption)? How would these effects manifest themselves? What are the dangers/benefits to these areas? THE ATOMOSPHERE TAKES THE MOST OF IT, AND THAT WILL AFFECT OUR BREATEING.

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