Articles | Volume 19, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 2405–2420, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-2405-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 2405–2420, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-2405-2019

Research article 25 Feb 2019

Research article | 25 Feb 2019

Variability, timescales, and nonlinearity in climate responses to black carbon emissions

Yang Yang et al.

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Black carbon (BC) particles exert a potentially large warming influence on the Earth system. We evaluate regional climate responses, non-linearity, and short-term transient responses to BC emission perturbations. We found that climate responses do not scale linearity with emissions and BC impacts temperature much faster than greenhouse gas forcing. Removing present-day BC emissions results in discernible surface temperature changes for only limited regions of the globe.
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