Articles | Volume 16, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6771–6784, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-6771-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6771–6784, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-6771-2016

Research article 03 Jun 2016

Research article | 03 Jun 2016

The aerosol radiative effects of uncontrolled combustion of domestic waste

John K. Kodros et al.

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We provide a first estimate of the aerosol radiative effects from open, uncontrolled combustion of domestic waste. We find the direct and cloud-albedo indirect radiative effects are predominantly negative (cooling tendency) with regional forcings exceeding −0.4 W m−2; however, the magnitude of these effects depends on the assumed emitted aerosol size, mass, and optical properties.
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