Chemical-Mechanical Impacts of CO 2 Intrusion Into Heterogeneous Caprock

Published on Nov 1, 2020in Water Resources Research5.24
· DOI :10.1029/2020WR027193
Ting Xiao13
Estimated H-index: 13
(UofU: University of Utah),
Hao Xu9
Estimated H-index: 9
(LBNL: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
+ 5 AuthorsBrian McPherson28
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(UofU: University of Utah)
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