The Persistently Variable “Background” Stratospheric Aerosol Layer and Global Climate Change

  title={The Persistently Variable “Background” Stratospheric Aerosol Layer and Global Climate Change},
  author={S. Solomon and John Daniel and Ryan R. Neely and J. P. Vernier and E. G. Dutton and Larry W. Thomason},
  pages={866 - 870}
An increase in the amount of aerosols in the stratosphere during the past decade has decreased the rate of global warming. Recent measurements demonstrate that the “background” stratospheric aerosol layer is persistently variable rather than constant, even in the absence of major volcanic eruptions. Several independent data sets show that stratospheric aerosols have increased in abundance since 2000. Near-global satellite aerosol data imply a negative radiative forcing due to stratospheric… 

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