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What you are suggesting is possible in theory but futile for any practical purposes. The concentrations of pollutants varies vertically throughout the atmosphere, so calculating a single value that represents the average concentration in the vertical slab is inherently flawed. Attempting to pick a vertical height that just represents the boundary layer ...


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Phanerozoic CO2 atmospheric levels: There is a clear reduction of CO2 levels leading some to think CO2 has a tendency to disappear from Earth's atmosphere. The main reason is CO2 is stored by the biosphere forming limestone, CaCO3. The cyclic pattern is related with the tectonic cycles, named the Wilson Cycle, wich has formed two super continents during ...


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The answer is The Carbon Cycle, which includes carbon cycling between atmosphere and oceans, vegetation and soils ensure the Earth does not run out. Volcanoes add very little in proportion to Plant Respiration or Soil Decomposition or Ocean Loss (or even fossil fuel burning) - but unlike those, volcanic CO2 (and similarly, fossil fuel CO2) is not accompanied ...


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Depends what you're interested in, but if you take the atmosphere as being the breathable atmosphere its only about 6km thick. This is important because when people think about air pollution if you have a visual in your mind that the pollutants we put into the air all being concentrated into that thin layer then you start to think differently. So if the ...


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