Taiwan: Typhoons carry carbon out to sea

Nature: Researchers in Taiwan have discovered that typhoons can pump large amounts of carbon from inland areas into the deep sea, potentially affecting the global carbon cycle and marine ecosystems. Small islands such as Taiwan constitute only 3% of the world's landmass, but are responsible for more than 35% of terrestrial-carbon flux to the sea. Exactly how they are able to dump this much carbon into the world's oceans has been a mystery until now. To investigate the mechanism, marine ......

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