Carbon Sequestration and Its Role in the Global Carbon Cycle by Brian J. McPherson, Eric T. Sundquist

By Brian J. McPherson, Eric T. Sundquist

Published by way of the yank Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph Series.

For carbon sequestration the problems of tracking, chance evaluate, and verification of carbon content material and garage efficacy are probably the main doubtful. but those matters also are the main serious demanding situations dealing with the wider context of carbon sequestration as a method for addressing weather swap. based on those demanding situations, Carbon Sequestration and Its position within the worldwide Carbon Cycle provides present views and study that mix 5 significant components:

  • The international carbon cycle and verification and overview of worldwide carbon assets and sinks
  • Potential skill and temporal/spatial scales of terrestrial, oceanic, and geologic carbon storage
  • Assessing hazards and advantages linked to terrestrial, oceanic, and geologic carbon storage
  • Predicting, tracking, and verifying effectiveness of alternative different types of carbon storage
  • Suggested new CO2 sequestration learn and administration paradigms for the future.

The quantity relies on a Chapman convention and may entice the swiftly growing to be staff of scientists and engineers studying equipment for planned carbon sequestration via garage in vegetation, soils, the oceans, and geological repositories.

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These observations regarding climate-CO2 interactions foreshadowed increasing concern about potential positive CO2 feedbacks to global warming. Looking ahead, international organizations such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are engaged in research to determine the potential effects of future fossil fuel burning and counteractive measures, including deliberate carbon sequestration. Throughout his career, CDK had a strong sense of the “big picture” of the global carbon cycle and its perturbation by human activities.

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