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carbon sink

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Definition

carbon sink noun

A carbon reservoir that absorbs and stores carbon from another part of the carbon cycle. A sink stores more carbon than it emits to the atmosphere. This store of carbon can also be termed a reservoir or pool. Although a growing forest can be considered a carbon sink, when the forest stops growing and its trees die and start decomposing, it becomes a carbon source, because it emits more carbon than it stores[1].

Español

sumidero de carbono[2]

Français

Puits de carbone[1]

中文

碳汇[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Forest Resources Glossary. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service. (2019, May 08). https://cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/terms/
  2. 2.0 2.1 FAO TERM PORTAL. (2019). Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. http://www.fao.org/faoterm/en/