An overview of geoengineering of climate using stratospheric sulphate aerosols

  title={An overview of geoengineering of climate using stratospheric sulphate aerosols},
  author={Philip J. Rasch and Simone Tilmes and Richard P. Turco and Alan Robock and Luke D. Oman and Chih-Chieh Chen and Georgiy L. Stenchikov and Rolando R. Garcia},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  pages={4007 - 4037}
  • P. Rasch, S. Tilmes, R. Garcia
  • Published 13 November 2008
  • Environmental Science
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
We provide an overview of geoengineering by stratospheric sulphate aerosols. The state of understanding about this topic as of early 2008 is reviewed, summarizing the past 30 years of work in the area, highlighting some very recent studies using climate models, and discussing methods used to deliver sulphur species to the stratosphere. The studies reviewed here suggest that sulphate aerosols can counteract the globally averaged temperature increase associated with increasing greenhouse gases… 

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