The 2023 book From Arrhenius to CO2 Storage with Physics-based Educational Models for Radiation in the Atmosphere by the Bivrost authors Lasse Amundsen and Martin Landrø is not written for the gurus in the field of Carbon Capture and Storage (CSS), nor the experts on Radiative transfer in the atmosphere. We don’t have the expertise or experience to be authorities on these topics. But we have investigated and read literature, and we would like to share our journey and what we’ve learned along the way with students and laymen and anyone who don’t mind getting caught reading something easy. We realise that there is a wealth of literature and results in all the fields of physics – our hope is that this book which doesn’t fit into the usual book categories – can provide an easy introduction to how carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is a greenhouse gas, and how CO2 can be safely stored underground.

The following topics are covered:

1. Blackbody Radiation
2. Svante Arrhenius (1859–1927)
3. On Absorption Spectra of Earth’s Atmosphere
4. How quickly does atmospheric CO₂ mix into the ocean
and biosphere?
5. A Simple Greenhouse Model
6. Arrhenius’ Greenhouse Rule for CO2
7. How CO2 Absorbs and Emits Infrared Photons
8. How Earth’s IR Photons are Transferred in the Atmosphere
in the Presence of CO₂
9. The Doom of a Photon on a Random Walk
10. The 1D Grey Radiation Model
11. Stratospheric Cooling
12. On Sustainability
13. CCS Projects Worldwide and CO2 Storage for Dummies
14. CCS Challenges and Practical Issues
15. Sleipner CO2 Storage – Pioneering Storage Under the Seabed
16. Underground CO2 Storage on the NCS
17. Fibre Optic Cables for CO2-monitoring and More
18. Muon Tomography – a Tool for Monitoring CO2/H2 Storage?
19. The Great Whales are Our Allies in CO2 Capture and Storage

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