Articles | Volume 17, issue 6
Review article
21 Mar 2017
Review article |  | 21 Mar 2017

Sulfate geoengineering: a review of the factors controlling the needed injection of sulfur dioxide

Daniele Visioni, Giovanni Pitari, and Valentina Aquila


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AR by Daniele Visioni on behalf of the Authors (13 Jan 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Jan 2017) by Ben Kravitz
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (16 Feb 2017)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (21 Feb 2017) by Ben Kravitz
AR by Daniele Visioni on behalf of the Authors (23 Feb 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Feb 2017) by Ben Kravitz
Short summary
This review paper summarizes the state-of-the-art knowledge of the direct and indirect side effects of sulfate geoengineering, that is, the injection of sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere in order to offset the warming caused by the anthropic increase in greenhouse gasses. An overview of the various effects and their uncertainties, using results from published scientific articles, may help fine-tune the best amount of sulfate to be injected in an eventual realization of the experiment.
Final-revised paper