Articles | Volume 19, issue 14
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-9081-2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-9081-2019
Research article
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17 Jul 2019
Research article |  | 17 Jul 2019

Mechanisms for a remote response to Asian anthropogenic aerosol in boreal winter

Laura J. Wilcox, Nick Dunstone, Anna Lewinschal, Massimo Bollasina, Annica M. L. Ekman, and Eleanor J. Highwood

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Asian anthropogenic aerosol emissions have increased rapidly since 1980. In winter, this has resulted in warming over China and cooling over India. Using models of different levels of complexity, we show that Asian-aerosol-induced heating anomalies in the western and northern North Pacific establish a circulation pattern that causes cooling in North America and Europe. This connection makes these regions potentially sensitive to any reductions of Asian aerosol emissions in the near future.
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