Influence of anthropogenic aerosol on cloud optical depth and albedo shown by satellite measurements and chemical transport modeling.

@article{Schwartz2002InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of anthropogenic aerosol on cloud optical depth and albedo shown by satellite measurements and chemical transport modeling.},
  author={Stephen E. Schwartz and Harshvardhan and Carmen Benkovitz},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2002},
  volume={99 4},
  pages={1784-9}
}
The Twomey effect of enhanced cloud droplet concentration, optical depth, and albedo caused by anthropogenic aerosols is thought to contribute substantially to radiative forcing of climate change over the industrial period. However, present model-based estimates of this indirect forcing are highly uncertain. Satellite-based measurements would provide global or near-global coverage of this effect, but previous efforts to identify and quantify enhancement of cloud albedo caused by anthropogenic… CONTINUE READING
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