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Cyclones’ carbon capturing

Cross-posted from Daniel Cressey on The Great Beyond Cyclones appear to be responsible for a large amount of organic carbon tied up in ocean sediments. In a paper published in Nature Geoscience, Robert Hilton and colleagues report on the impact of cyclone-induced floods on carbon in the LiWu River in Taiwan. They found that between 77 and 92% of non-fossil carbon eroded from the LiWu catchment area was moved during floods linked to cyclones. As increased sea surface temperatures from global warming could increase the intensity of cyclones, this could create negative feedback, with bigger cyclones locking up more organic 


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