Articles | Volume 16, issue 20
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12993–13013, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-12993-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12993–13013, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-12993-2016

Research article 21 Oct 2016

Research article | 21 Oct 2016

The regional impact of urban emissions on climate over central Europe: present and future emission perspectives

Peter Huszár et al.

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Using an online coupled system of a regional climate model and chemistry transport model we investigated the radiative/climate impact of short-lived pollutants directly emitted by urban areas and those secondarily formed, focusing on the area of central Europe. We found that the direct/indirect effects of aerosols dominate, causing small but statistically significant cooling in summer and winter (up to −0.04 K). The radiative impact of ozone changes remains negligible.
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