Articles | Volume 17, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6957–6974, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-6957-2017

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6957–6974, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-6957-2017

Research article 14 Jun 2017

Research article | 14 Jun 2017

Radiative and climate effects of stratospheric sulfur geoengineering using seasonally varying injection areas

Anton Laakso et al.

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Based on simulations, equatorial stratospheric sulfur injections have shown to be an efficient strategy to counteract ongoing global warming. However, equatorial injections would result in relatively larger cooling in low latitudes than in high latitudes. This together with greenhouse-gas-induced warming would lead to cooling in the Equator and warming in the high latitudes. Results of this study show that a more optimal cooling effect is achieved by varying the injection area seasonally.
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