Strong radiative heating due to the mixing state of black carbon in atmospheric aerosols

  title={Strong radiative heating due to the mixing state of black carbon in atmospheric aerosols},
  author={M. Jacobson},
Aerosols affect the Earth's temperature and climate by altering the radiative properties of the atmosphere. A large positive component of this radiative forcing from aerosols is due to black carbon—soot—that is released from the burning of fossil fuel and biomass, and, to a lesser extent, natural fires, but the exact forcing is affected by how black carbon is mixed with other aerosol constituents. From studies of aerosol radiative forcing, it is known that black carbon can exist in one of… Expand
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