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Causes of Regional Change - Aerosols
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Applied Environmental Science (ITM).
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2015 (English)In: Second Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin / [ed] The BACC II Author Team, Springer, 2015, 441-452 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter starts by introducing the complex nature of atmospheric aerosols, their sources, formation and properties and describes how they interact with clouds. This is important background information for discussing how aerosols affect climate, both directly and indirectly by affecting the radiative properties of clouds. The complexity of the aerosol-cloud-climate interaction causes large uncertainty in the projections of future climate. Results from different modelling studies on the European region are presented, and these show that the large spatial and temporal variations in atmospheric aerosol concentrations and properties have large regional differences in their effect on climate. This chapter concludes with an example of a co-beneficial global air quality and climate change mitigation scenario.

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Springer, 2015. 441-452 p.
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, Regional Climate Studies, ISSN 1862-0248 ; 6
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Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-128472DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-16006-1_24ISI: 000367908100031ISBN: 978-3-319-16006-1ISBN: 978-3-319-16005-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-128472DiVA: diva2:915220
Available from: 2016-03-29 Created: 2016-03-29 Last updated: 2016-03-30Bibliographically approved

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