Articles | Volume 15, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 5501–5519, 2015

Special issue: The Pan European Gas-Aerosols Climate Interaction Study...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 5501–5519, 2015

Research article 20 May 2015

Research article | 20 May 2015

Impacts of emission reductions on aerosol radiative effects

J.-P. Pietikäinen et al.


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ED: Publish as is (02 May 2015) by Dominick Spracklen
Short summary
The global aerosol--climate model ECHAM-HAMMOZ is used to study the aerosol burden and forcing changes in the coming decades. We show that aerosol burdens overall can have a decreasing trend leading to reductions in the direct aerosol effect being globally 0.06--0.4W/m2 by 2030, whereas the aerosol indirect radiative effect could decline 0.25--0.82W/m2. We also show that the targeted emission reduction measures can be a much better choice for the climate than overall high reductions globally.
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