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cycle

noun age, alternation, circle, circuit, consecution, course, eon, epoch, era, flow, period, recurrence, recurring period, regular return, regglarity of recurrence, repetitiveness, revolution, rotation, round, sequence, succession
See also: annum, frequency, life, sequence, succession
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When we had balance, when the carbon cycle was in sync, the forests were able to live in harmony with the beetle.
2 shows the current carbon reservoirs that are part of this rapid carbon cycle.
I think it's amazing that there are an infinite number of these conversations going on in the ocean right now, and they are affecting Earth's carbon cycle.
Meanwhile, we've further disrupted the Carbon Cycle by replacing C[O.
Not all forests actually store carbon, says Peter Curtis, a forest ecologist at Ohio State University in Columbus who studies the role of forests in the carbon cycle.
Researchers investigating global climate change need measurements of greenhouse gases with extreme precision and accuracy to enable better models of the carbon cycle," stated Dr.
Specifically, Dinneen challenges Sir Browne's comment that ethanol is "damaging to the carbon dioxide balance," stating that "the ethanol production process represents a carbon cycle, where plants absorb carbon dioxide during growth, 'recycling' the carbon released during fuel combustion.
Their research represents the culmination of a 15-year effort to measure and interpret the role of the ocean in the global carbon cycle.
Global Carbon Cycle Integrating Humans, Climate, and the Natural World
Analysis of the genome data will enhance our understanding of lignocellulose degradation, a pivotal process in the global carbon cycle, and provide a framework for further development of bioprocesses for biomass utilization, organopollutant degradation and fiber bleaching.
POSITIVELY IMPACTING THE ENVIRONMENT has as its objective significantly expanding the carbon cycle benefits of the forest products industry and significantly decreasing the industry's site and activity footprint.
Trees play a key role in the circulation of carbon molecules between organisms and the environment--known as the carbon cycle (see diagram, above).