Soil weathering: The puppet master of carbon cycling?

Soils are important for carbon (C) storage and thus for possible mitigation of atmospheric CO₂ concentrations. In a recently published Nature Geoscience article, scientists took a closer look at the drivers of C storage in soils. The study along a 3-million-year old terrace sequence in the Californian central valley shows how soil weathering controls and influences crucial parts of terrestrial C cycling. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)