Environmental Oceanography: Topics and Analysis
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1:  Pure limestone is 44% CO2 by weight. Estimate the total weight of CO2 “fi xed” or locked up in India’s limestone.

2:  What would happen to the composition of the atmosphere if all of the limestone in India were dissolved into its constituents CaO and CO2?

3:  Suggest another example of the cycling of carbon at the Earth’s surface. (Hint: Think of the composition of plants and animals. What happens when plant tissue decays?)

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