Video: The carbon cycle

February 26, 2018 , European Space Agency

As part of the way Earth works as a system, carbon is continuously passed between the ocean, the land and the atmosphere. This involves a range of different processes, some of which can be observed by satellites.

Human activity is disturbing these natural processes and causing a rise in . Satellites and ESA's Climate Change Initiative are helping to improve our understanding of the carbon cycle and its role in climate change.

Credit: ESA/Planetary Visions

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