Carbon Sequestration and Its Role in the Global Carbon Cycle

Carbon Sequestration and Its Role in the Global Carbon Cycle

Editor(s): Brian J. Mcpherson, Eric T. Sundquist

Published Online: 23 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875904481

Online ISBN: 9781118666494

DOI: 10.1029/GM183

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 183.

For carbon sequestration the issues of monitoring, risk assessment, and verification of carbon content and storage efficacy are perhaps the most uncertain. Yet these issues are also the most critical challenges facing the broader context of carbon sequestration as a means for addressing climate change. In response to these challenges, Carbon Sequestration and Its Role in the Global Carbon Cycle presents current perspectives and research that combine five major areas:

  • The global carbon cycle and verification and assessment of global carbon sources and sinks
  • Potential capacity and temporal/spatial scales of terrestrial, oceanic, and geologic carbon storage
  • Assessing risks and benefits associated with terrestrial, oceanic, and geologic carbon storage
  • Predicting, monitoring, and verifying effectiveness of different forms of carbon storage
  • Suggested new CO2 sequestration research and management paradigms for the future.

The volume is based on a Chapman Conference and will appeal to the rapidly growing group of scientists and engineers examining methods for deliberate carbon sequestration through storage in plants, soils, the oceans, and geological repositories.

Table of contents

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    1. An Introduction to Global Carbon Cycle Management (pages 1–23)

      Eric T. Sundquist, Katherine V. Ackerman, Lauren Parker and Deborah N. Huntzinger

  1. Part 1: Monitoring the Global Carbon Cycle: a Tribute to Charles David Keeling

    1. Next-Generation Terrestrial Carbon Monitoring (pages 49–69)

      Steven W. Running, Ramakrishna R. Nemani, John R. G. Townshend and Dennis D. Baldocchi

  2. Part 2: Assessment of Local and Regional Carbon Sources And Sinks

    1. Terrestrial Biological Carbon Sequestration: Science for Enhancement and Implementation (pages 73–88)

      Wilfred M. Post, James E. Amonette, Richard Birdsey, Charles T. Garten, R. Cesar Izaurralde, Philip M. Jardine, Julie Jastrow, Rattan Lal, Gregg Marland, Bruce A. Mccarl, Allison M. Thomson, Tristram O. West, Stan D. Wullschleger and F. Blaine Metting

  3. Part 3: Assessing Risks, Benefits, and Impacts of Sequestration

    1. Present and Future Changes in Seawater Chemistry Due to Ocean Acidification (pages 175–188)

      Richard A. Feely, James Orr, Victoria J. Fabry, Joan A. Kleypas, Christopher L. Sabine and Christopher Langdon

  4. Part 4: Evaluation of Carbon Management Requirements

    1. Considerations for monitoring, verification, and accounting for geologic storage of CO2 (pages 303–316)

      Mike Monea, Ray Knudsen, Kyle Worth, Rick Chalaturnyk, Don White, Malcolm Wilson, Sean Plasynski, Howard G. Mcilvried and Rameshwar D. Srivastava

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