COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Typhoons carry carbon out to sea
Description: Small islands such as Taiwan constitute only 3% of the world's landmass, but are responsible for more than 35% of terrestrial-carbon flux to the sea. Exactly how they are able to dump this much carbon into the world's oceans has been a mystery until now. Typhoons may explain how small islands shift huge amounts of carbon into the ocean each year. [Source: Nature News]
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Source: Nature News
Publish Date: 7/12/2010
Reading Level: Basic
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