Gaseous cycles

Gaseous cycles are a type of biogeochemical cycle in which the reservoir is the air or the oceans (via evaporation). Such cycles include those of nitrogen, oxygen, carbon, and water. Gaseous cycles tend to move more rapidly than sedimentary cycles and to adjust more readily to changes in the biosphere because of the large atmospheric reservoir (Britannica 2020).


Britannica, T. Editors of Encyclopaedia. "Biogeochemical cycle." Encyclopedia Britannica, June 1, 2020.