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The Charcoal Challenge. Regulation of global carbon cycles by vegetation fires

  title={The Charcoal Challenge. Regulation of global carbon cycles by vegetation fires},
  author={Rowena Ball},
  journal={arXiv: Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics},
  • R. Ball
  • Published 2011
  • Environmental Science, Physics
  • arXiv: Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics
Vegetation fires release some fraction of the carbon in the biomass back to the atmosphere as CO2 and deposit some of the carbon onto the ground as charcoal, or pyrogenic carbon. It is an open, but not unanswerable, question as to whether the formation of pyrogenic carbon can e ectively sequester carbon from atmospheric CO2. In this work the question in conceptualised in terms of the global Charcoal Challenge, which deals with the scientific and socioeconomic questions associated with… Expand
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