Global atmospheric effects of massive smoke injections from a nuclear war: results from general circulation model simulations

@article{Covey1984GlobalAE,
  title={Global atmospheric effects of massive smoke injections from a nuclear war: results from general circulation model simulations},
  author={Curt Covey and Stephen Henry Schneider and Starley L. Thompson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1984},
  volume={308},
  pages={21-25}
}
We report three-dimensional calculations of regional and global climatic effects of smoke generated by a large-scale nuclear war. Tropospheric aerosols of absorption optical depth 3, when injected into Northern Hemisphere mid-latitudes and maintained for 1–3 weeks, cause intense radiative heating of the mid-troposphere with substantial surface cooling over land. Mid-latitude surface temperatures in continental interiors can drop well below freezing in a matter of days regardless of season. Our… 
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