Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
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31 Mar 2016
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 31 Mar 2016

Stratospheric ozone changes under solar geoengineering: implications for UV exposure and air quality

Peer Johannes Nowack, Nathan Luke Abraham, Peter Braesicke, and John Adrian Pyle


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AR by Peer Nowack on behalf of the Authors (20 Feb 2016)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Mar 2016) by Jens-Uwe Grooß
ED: Publish as is (18 Mar 2016) by Jens-Uwe Grooß
AR by Peer Nowack on behalf of the Authors (18 Mar 2016)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Various forms of solar radiation management (SRM) have been proposed to counteract man-made climate change. However, all these countermeasures could have unintended side-effects. We add a novel perspective to this discussion by showing how atmospheric ozone changes under solar geoengineering could affect UV exposure and air pollution. This would have implications for human health and ecology. Atmospheric composition changes are therefore important to consider in the evaluation of any SRM scheme.
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