Mountain erosion may add CO2 to the atmosphere

Scientists have long known that steep mountain ranges can draw carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere -- as erosion exposes new rock, it also starts a chemical reaction between minerals on hill slopes and CO2 in the air, 'weathering' the rock and using CO2 to produce carbonate minerals like calcite.

Mountain erosion may add CO2 to the atmosphere

Thu 12 Apr 18 from Phys.org

Mountain erosion may add CO2 to the atmosphere, Thu 12 Apr 18 from ScienceDaily

Microbes help release CO2 from eroding rocks

Carbon oxidation happens at a faster rate than scientists expected

Mon 16 Apr 18 from CandEN

Microbes help release CO2 from eroding rocks, Mon 16 Apr 18 from CandEN

Eroding mountains are leaching CO2 into the atmosphere

Eroding mountains can leach carbon dioxide back into the atmosphere, new research shows.

Thu 12 Apr 18 from UPI

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