Articles | Volume 20, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3009–3027, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-3009-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3009–3027, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-3009-2020

Research article 12 Mar 2020

Research article | 12 Mar 2020

Local and remote mean and extreme temperature response to regional aerosol emissions reductions

Daniel M. Westervelt et al.

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We use three Earth system models to estimate the impact of regional air pollutant emissions reductions on global and regional surface temperature. We find that removing human-caused air pollutant emissions from certain world regions (such as the USA) results in warming of up to 0.15 °C. We use our model output to calculate simple climate metrics that will allow for regional-scale climate impact estimates without the use of computationally demanding computer models.
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