Articles | Volume 16, issue 7
Research article
11 Apr 2016
Research article |  | 11 Apr 2016

The global impact of the transport sectors on atmospheric aerosol in 2030 – Part 2: Aviation

Mattia Righi, Johannes Hendricks, and Robert Sausen


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AR by Mattia Righi on behalf of the Authors (22 Feb 2016)  Author's response
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (11 Mar 2016) by Yves Balkanski
AR by Mattia Righi on behalf of the Authors (14 Mar 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (29 Mar 2016) by Yves Balkanski
Short summary
Using a global aerosol model, we estimate the impact of aviation emissions on aerosol and climate in 2030 for different scenarios. The aviation impacts on particle number are found to be much more important than the impact on aerosol mass and significantly contribute to the overall increase in particle number concentration between 2000 and 2030. This leads to a large aviation-induced climate effect (mostly driven by aerosol-cloud interactions), a factor of 2 to 4 larger than in the year 2000.
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