Missing part in carbon budget discovered

While it was previously thought that charcoal remained in the soil where it was formed, a new discovery has been made that is critical to understanding the role of carbon.

Two teams of researchers, one looking at the journey of soluble carbon into wetlends and one into oceans, joined resources to close a major gap in the carbon budget, which is a balancing between carbon production and removal. They discovered that carbon produced from wildfires has kept pace with dissolved carbon that travels to our oceans.

The findings are important for an understanding of geoengineering and the role of carbon sequestration.

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