Climate Forcing by Anthropogenic Aerosols

@article{Charlson1992ClimateFB,
  title={Climate Forcing by Anthropogenic Aerosols},
  author={Robert J. Charlson and S E Schwartz and Jeremy M. Hales and Robert D. Cess and James A. Coakley and Jeff E. Hansen and David J. Hofmann},
  journal={Science},
  year={1992},
  volume={255},
  pages={423 - 430}
}
Although long considered to be of marginal importance to global climate change, tropospheric aerosol contributes substantially to radiative forcing, and anthropogenic sulfate aerosol in particular has imposed a major perturbation to this forcing. Both the direct scattering of shortwavelength solar radiation and the modification of the shortwave reflective properties of clouds by sulfate aerosol particles increase planetary albedo, thereby exerting a cooling influence on the planet. Current… Expand
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