Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Aerosols: Effects of Large Increases on Global Climate

  title={Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Aerosols: Effects of Large Increases on Global Climate},
  author={S. I. Rasool and Stephen Henry Schneider},
  pages={138 - 141}
Effects on the global temperature of large increases in carbon dioxide and aerosol densities in the atmosphere of Earth have been computed. It is found that, although the addition of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere does increase the surface temperature, the rate of temperature increase diminishes with increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. For aerosols, however, the net effect of increase in density is to reduce the surface temperature of Earth. Because of the exponential dependence of… 

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