Articles | Volume 17, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6547–6564, 2017

Special issue: The Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP):...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6547–6564, 2017

Research article 02 Jun 2017

Research article | 02 Jun 2017

Glacier evolution in high-mountain Asia under stratospheric sulfate aerosol injection geoengineering

Liyun Zhao et al.

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We find stratospheric sulfate aerosol injection geoengineering, G3, can slow shrinkage of high-mountain Asia glaciers by about 50 % by 2069 relative to losses from RCP8.5. The reduction in mean precipitation expected for solar geoengineering is less important than the temperature-driven shift from solid to liquid precipitation for forcing Himalayan glacier change. The termination of geoengineering in 2069 leads to temperature rise of 1.3 °C and corresponding increase in glacier volume loss rate.
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