Articles | Volume 18, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 13265–13281, 2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 13265–13281, 2018
Research article
14 Sep 2018
Research article | 14 Sep 2018

Changes in the aerosol direct radiative forcing from 2001 to 2015: observational constraints and regional mechanisms

Fabien Paulot et al.

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Observations show that the sunlight reflected to space by particles has decreased over the US and Europe, increased over India, and not changed over China from 2001 to 2015. These changes are attributed to different types of particles, namely sulfate over the US and Europe, and black carbon, sulfate, and nitrate over China and India. Our results suggest that the recent shift in human emissions from the US and Europe to Asia has altered their impact on the Earth's outgoing energy.
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