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A new study attributes the finding of black carbon in the Amazon river to recent forest burning.

Published On 25 Nov 2019 10:40 AM


A team of an international group of researchers suggests that most of the black carbon found in Amazon river is young and therefore could be a result of the recent amazon forest fires. 

This black carbon is a by-product of incomplete combustion process of vegetation. They are released in the form of charcoal or soot and found their way into Amazon River and thereby to the Atlantic Ocean as dissolved carbon.

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Tags : Black Carbon, Amazon river, Amazon forest fires, Charcoal, Atlantic Ocean,

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