Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Mountain growth influences greenhouse effect

(GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre) A group of researchers led by Aaron Bufe and Niels Hovius of GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences has taken advantage of different erosion rates and investigated how uplift and erosion of rocks determine the balance of carbon emissions and uptake. The surprising result: at high erosion rates, weathering processes release carbon dioxide; at low erosion rates, they sequester carbon from the atmosphere.