Articles | Volume 17, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10795–10809, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-10795-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10795–10809, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-10795-2017

Research article 14 Sep 2017

Research article | 14 Sep 2017

Regional temperature change potentials for short-lived climate forcers based on radiative forcing from multiple models

Borgar Aamaas et al.

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The climate impacts for emissions of different pollutants can be made comparable with weighting factors. This article estimates these weights based on temperature change for short-lived pollutants, such as methane and black carbon. Emissions from different seasons and regions are compared, for instance Europe and East Asia. The responses are calculated for four regions, where we see that the responses can be much higher in the Arctic than globally in some cases.
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