Efficient formation of stratospheric aerosol for climate engineering by emission of condensible vapor from aircraft

@article{Pierce2010EfficientFO,
  title={Efficient formation of stratospheric aerosol for climate engineering by emission of condensible vapor from aircraft},
  author={Jeffrey R. Pierce and Debra K. Weisenstein and Patricia Heckendorn and Thomas Peter and David William Keith},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  year={2010},
  volume={37}
}
Recent analysis suggests that the effectiveness of stratospheric aerosol climate engineering through emission of non‐condensable vapors such as SO2 is limited because the slow conversion to H2SO4 tends to produce aerosol particles that are too large; SO2 injection may be so inefficient that it is difficult to counteract the radiative forcing due to a CO2 doubling. Here we describe an alternate method in which aerosol is formed rapidly in the plume following injection of H2SO4, a condensable… 

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