How are the carbon cycle and phosphorus cycle similar?
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Also, what do the carbon nitrogen and phosphorus cycles have in common?
Examples include the carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycles (nutrient cycles) and the water cycle. The carbon cycle includes the uptake of carbon dioxide by plants through, its ingestion by animals and its release to the atmosphere through respiration and decay of organic materials.
Similarly, what are some of the similarities between the carbon and nitrogen cycle? Nitrogen and carbon both enter the soil and are released into the atmosphere, and then return to the ground through plants or bacteria.
Hereof, in what ways are nitrogen and phosphorus cycles similar?
Explanation: The phosphorous cycle does not include an atmospheric component because phosphorous does not cycle through the atmosphere. In comparison, important processes of the carbon and nitrogen cycle occur in the atmosphere (compare three images below).
How is the phosphorus cycle different from other biogeochemical cycles?
The phosphorus cycle differs from the other major biogeochemical cycles in that it does not include a gas phase; although small amounts of phosphoric acid (H3PO4) may make their way into the atmosphere, contributing—in some cases—to acid rain.