Enhanced shortwave cloud radiative forcing due to anthropogenic aerosols

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It has been suggested that anthropogenic aerosols in the troposphere can influence the microphysical properties of clouds and in turn their reflectivity, thereby exerting a radiative influence on climate. This article presents the theoretical basis for of this so-called indirect forcing and reviews pertinent observational evidence and climate model calculations of its magnitude and geographical distribution. We restrict consideration to liquid-water clouds.

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Schwartz, S. E. & Slingo, A. May 1995.

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  • Schwartz, S. E. Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
  • Slingo, A. Meteorological Office, Bracknell (United Kingdom). Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research

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It has been suggested that anthropogenic aerosols in the troposphere can influence the microphysical properties of clouds and in turn their reflectivity, thereby exerting a radiative influence on climate. This article presents the theoretical basis for of this so-called indirect forcing and reviews pertinent observational evidence and climate model calculations of its magnitude and geographical distribution. We restrict consideration to liquid-water clouds.

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46 p.

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  • NATO advanced research workshop on clouds, chemistry and climate, Heidelberg (Germany), 1995

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  • Other: DE95013319
  • Report No.: BNL--61815
  • Report No.: CONF-950001--1
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 69883
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc711424

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Schwartz, S. E. & Slingo, A. Enhanced shortwave cloud radiative forcing due to anthropogenic aerosols, article, May 1995; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc711424/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.