Warming trends in Asia amplified by brown cloud solar absorption

@article{Ramanathan2007WarmingTI,
  title={Warming trends in Asia amplified by brown cloud solar absorption},
  author={Veerabhadran Ramanathan and Muvva V. Ramana and Gregory Roberts and Dohyeong Kim and Craig E. Corrigan and Chul E. Chung and David M. Winker},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2007},
  volume={448},
  pages={575-578}
}
Atmospheric brown clouds are mostly the result of biomass burning and fossil fuel consumption. They consist of a mixture of light-absorbing and light-scattering aerosols and therefore contribute to atmospheric solar heating and surface cooling. The sum of the two climate forcing terms—the net aerosol forcing effect—is thought to be negative and may have masked as much as half of the global warming attributed to the recent rapid rise in greenhouse gases. There is, however, at least a fourfold… 
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