Articles | Volume 19, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 14517–14533, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-14517-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 14517–14533, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-14517-2019

Research article 29 Nov 2019

Research article | 29 Nov 2019

Significant climate impacts of aerosol changes driven by growth in energy use and advances in emission control technology

Alcide Zhao et al.

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ED: Publish as is (30 Oct 2019) by Pedro Jimenez-Guerrero
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Emissions of aerosols over the recent past have been regulated largely by two policy-relevant drivers: energy-use growth and technology advances. These generate large and competing impacts on global radiation balance and climate, particularly over Asia, Europe, and the Arctic. This may help better assess and interpret future climate projections, and hence inform future climate change impact reduction strategies. Yet, it is pressing to better constrain various uncertainties related to aerosols.
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