Albedo Enhancement by Stratospheric Sulfur Injections: A Contribution to Resolve a Policy Dilemma?

  title={Albedo Enhancement by Stratospheric Sulfur Injections: A Contribution to Resolve a Policy Dilemma?},
  author={Paul J. Crutzen},
  journal={Climatic Change},
  • P. Crutzen
  • Published 25 July 2006
  • Environmental Science
  • Climatic Change
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