Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 4191–4203, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-4191-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 4191–4203, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-4191-2016

Research article 31 Mar 2016

Research article | 31 Mar 2016

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

Peer Johannes Nowack et al.

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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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