Control of global warming?

  title={Control of global warming?},
  author={John Latham},
  • J. Latham
  • Published 1 September 1990
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature
Climate engineering with stratospheric sulphate aerosol : development and application of a global atmosphere-aerosol model for studying potential efficacy and impacts
The enhancement of the stratospheric sulphate aerosol layer has been proposed as a method to abate the global warming caused by anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. In this thesis we present a
Albedo enhancement of marine clouds to counteract global warming: impacts on the hydrological cycle
Recent studies have shown that changes in solar radiation affect the hydrological cycle more strongly than equivalent CO2 changes for the same change in global mean surface temperature. Thus, solar
Sensitivity to deliberate sea salt seeding of marine clouds – observations and model simulations
Abstract. Sea salt seeding of marine clouds to increase their albedo is a proposed technique to counteract or slow global warming. In this study, we first investigate the susceptibility of marine
Enhancement of marine cloud albedo via controlled sea spray injections: a global model study of the influence of emission rates, microphysics and transport
Abstract. Modification of cloud albedo by controlled emission of sea spray particles into the atmosphere has been suggested as a possible geoengineering option to slow global warming. Previous global
The radiative forcing potential of different climate geoengineering options
Abstract. Climate geoengineering proposals seek to rectify the Earth's current and potential future radiative imbalance, either by reducing the absorption of incoming solar (shortwave) radiation, or
Global temperature stabilization via controlled albedo enhancement of low-level maritime clouds
  • J. Latham, P. Rasch, T. Choularton
  • Environmental Science
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • 2008
It is concluded that controlled global cooling sufficient to balance global warming resulting from increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations might be achieved by seeding low-level, extensive maritime clouds with seawater particles that act as cloud condensation nuclei, thereby activating new droplets and increasing cloud albedo.
Arctic Sea Ice Response to Flooding of the Snow Layer in Future Warming Scenarios
The projected decline in Arctic sea ice extent as the Earth warms in response to increased greenhouse gas concentrations will occur in conjunction with increased precipitation in the Arctic, and more
Geoengineering: Impact of Marine Cloud Brightening Control on the Extreme Temperature Change over East Asia
We investigated the effect of artificial marine cloud brightening on extreme temperatures over East Asia. We used simulation data from five global climate models which have conducted the GeoMIP
Effects of Sea Salt Aerosol Emissions for Marine Cloud Brightening on Atmospheric Chemistry: Implications for Radiative Forcing
The results suggest that the chemistry of the additional sea salt leads to minor total radiative forcing compared to that of the sea salt aerosol itself (~2%) but may have potential implications for surface ozone pollution in tropical coastal regions.


Sensitivity of the Earth's radiation budget to changes in low clouds
  • A. Slingo
  • Environmental Science, Physics
  • 1990
VARIOUS mechanisms have been suggested whereby clouds might take part in or initiate climate change, including changes in cloud amounts, liquid-water paths and droplet sizes1–11. Previous studies of
Microphysics of Clouds and Precipitation
Note: Bibliogr. : p. 874-934. Index Reference Record created on 2004-09-07, modified on 2016-08-08
Oceanic phytoplankton, atmospheric sulphur, cloud albedo and climate
The major source of cloud-condensation nuclei (CCN) over the oceans appears to be dimethylsulphide, which is produced by planktonic algae in sea water and oxidizes in the atmosphere to form a