Articles | Volume 18, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 13097–13113, 2018

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 13097–13113, 2018

Research article 12 Sep 2018

Research article | 12 Sep 2018

The climate effects of increasing ocean albedo: an idealized representation of solar geoengineering

Ben Kravitz et al.


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AR by Ben Kravitz on behalf of the Authors (30 Jul 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (28 Aug 2018) by Ulrike Lohmann
Short summary
Marine cloud brightening has been proposed as a means of geoengineering/climate intervention, or deliberately altering the climate system to offset anthropogenic climate change. In idealized simulations that highlight contrasts between land and ocean, we find that the globe warms, including the ocean due to transport of heat from land. This study reinforces that no net energy input into the Earth system does not mean that temperature will necessarily remain unchanged.
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