Fact Sheet 2010–3122
Geologic carbon sequestration is a method of securing carbon dioxide in deep geologic formations to prevent its release to the atmosphere and contribution to global warming as a greenhouse gas. This fact sheet discusses some of the major concepts associated with geologic carbon sequestration.
First posted March 2011
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Duncan, D.W., and Morrissey, E.A., 2011, The concept of geologic carbon sequestration: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010-3122, 2 p., available at https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2010/3122/.