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New insights into the nation's carbon storage potential

June 1, 2012

Carbon sequestration is a method of securing carbon dioxide (CO2) to prevent its release into the atmosphere, where it contributes to global warming as a greenhouse gas. Geologic storage of CO2 in porous and permeable rocks involves injecting high-pressure CO2 into a subsurface rock unit that has available pore space. Biologic carbon sequestration refers to both natural and anthropogenic processes by which CO2 is removed from the atmosphere and stored as carbon in vegetation, soils, and sediments.

Publication Year 2012
Title New insights into the nation's carbon storage potential
DOI 10.1029/2012EO260001
Authors Peter D. Warwick, Zhi-Liang Zhu
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
Index ID 70046574
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Eastern Energy Resources Science Center