An “ A-Train ” Strategy for Quantifying Direct Climate Forcing by Anthropogenic Aerosols

  title={An “ A-Train ” Strategy for Quantifying Direct Climate Forcing by Anthropogenic Aerosols},
  author={Theodore L. Anderson and Robert J. Charlson and Nicolas Bellouin and Mian Chin and Sundar A. Christopher and Yoram J. Kaufman and Stefan Kinne and John A. Ogren and Lorraine A. Remer and Toshihiko Takemura and Charles R. Trepte and Bruce A. Wielicki and David M Winker},
ing how anthropogenic aerosols impact the Earth’s climate system is a daunting challenge. Quantifying these impacts will require a multifaceted, global observing system and a capacity for integrating diverse data (Seinfeld et al. 1996; Heintzenberg et al. 1996; Charlson 2001). Over the past decades, as evidence of the importance of aerosol impacts has accumulated, major components of the required observing system have been developed. A program for coordinating and integrating these observations… CONTINUE READING
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