12.000 | Fall 2009 | Undergraduate
Solving Complex Problems

Readings

This section contains books and web resources that provide useful background information.

Books

Wilson, Elizabeth, and David Gerard, eds. Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Integrating Technology, Monitoring and Regulation. New York, NY: Wiley, 2007. ISBN: 9780813802077.

Baines, S. J., and R. H., Worden, eds. Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Geological Society Special Publication No. 233). London, UK: Geological Society, 2004. ISBN: 9781862391635.

Marini, Luigi. Geological Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide: Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Reaction Path Modeling (Developments in Geochemistry 11). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier, 2007. ISBN: 9780444529503.

Streck, Charlotte., et al., eds. Climate Change and Forests: Emerging Policy and Market Opportunities. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780815704270.

Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 2005.

Web Resources

Understanding and Responding to Climate Change (National Academies). Overview of climate science and policy ramifications; concise report useful as a starting point for in-depth research.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Simulator (MIT System Dynamics Group). Simple tool for aiding comprehension of climate change dynamics. Interactive simulation of introductory concepts in system dynamics.

Hard Truths: Facing the Hard Truths about Energy (National Petroleum Council). Excellent document; see pages 231-235 (carbon management), and 237-240 (CO2 sequestration). (Under Final 2007 Report, select Download Report, then Chapter Five: Carbon Management.)

Survey of Energy Resources: Interim Update 2009 (World Energy Council). A country by country interim assessment of resources. Good reference.

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Fall 2009