Global temperature stabilization via controlled albedo enhancement of low-level maritime clouds

  title={Global temperature stabilization via controlled albedo enhancement of low-level maritime clouds},
  author={John Latham and Philip J. Rasch and Chih-Chieh Chen and Laura Kettles and Alan M. Gadian and Andrew Gettelman and Hugh Morrison and Keith N. Bower and T. W. Choularton},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  pages={3969 - 3987}
  • J. Latham, P. Rasch, T. Choularton
  • Published 13 November 2008
  • Environmental Science
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
An assessment is made herein of the proposal 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 (and possibly longevity). This paper focuses on scientific and meteorological aspects of the scheme. Associated technological issues are… 

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