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The Phanerozoic Carbon Cycle: CO2 and O2

Robert A. Berner


The term "carbon cycle" is normally thought to mean those processes that govern the present-day transfer of carbon between life, the atmosphere, and the oceans. This book describes another carbon cycle, one which operates over millions of years and involves the transfer of carbon between rocks and the combination of life, the atmosphere, and the oceans. The weathering of silicate and carbonate rocks and ancient sedimentary organic matter (including recent, large-scale human-induced burning of fossil fuels), the burial of organic matter and carbonate minerals in sediments, and volcanic degass ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195173338
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195173338.001.0001


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Robert A. Berner, author