Articles | Volume 20, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 10937–10951, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-10937-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 10937–10951, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-10937-2020

Research article 22 Sep 2020

Research article | 22 Sep 2020

Tropospheric ozone radiative forcing uncertainty due to pre-industrial fire and biogenic emissions

Matthew J. Rowlinson et al.

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Tropospheric ozone is an important greenhouse gas which contributes to anthropogenic climate change; however, the effect of human emissions is uncertain because pre-industrial ozone concentrations are not well understood. We use revised inventories of pre-industrial natural emissions to estimate the human contribution to changes in tropospheric ozone. We find that tropospheric ozone radiative forcing is up to 34 % lower when using improved pre-industrial biomass burning and vegetation emissions.
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