GEOPHYSICAL MONOGRAPH SERIES, VOL. 183, PP. vii-vii, 2009
Carbon sequestration has emerged as an important option in policies to mitigate the increasing atmospheric concentrations
of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2). Significant quantities of anthropogenic CO2 are sequestered by natural carbon uptake in plants, soils, and the oceans. These uptake processes are objects of intense
study by biogeochemists, ecologists, and other researchers who seek to understand the processes that determine the mass balance
(“budget”) among global carbon fluxes. At the same time, many scientists and engineers are examining methods for deliberate
carbon sequestration through storage in plants, soils, the oceans, and geological formations.
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