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How Life Affects the Atmosphere

James C. G. Walker
BioScience
Vol. 34, No. 8, Global Ecology (Sep., 1984), pp. 486-491
DOI: 10.2307/1309690
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1309690
Page Count: 6
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How Life Affects the Atmosphere
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Abstract

The impact of life on the atmosphere is examined through a discussion of the budgets of important atmospheric constituents and the processes that control their concentrations. Life profoundly influences oxygen and a number of minor atmospheric constituents, but many important gases, including those with the greatest effect on global climate, appear to be little altered by biological processes, at least in the steady state.

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