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ACP | Articles | Volume 20, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3079–3089, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-3079-2020
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3079–3089, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-3079-2020
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Research article 16 Mar 2020

Research article | 16 Mar 2020

Surface temperature response to regional black carbon emissions: do location and magnitude matter?

Maria Sand et al.

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There has been a growing interest in reducing emissions of soot particles to slow global warming and improve air quality. However, estimating the effect of reduced emissions is complex, as soot particles absorb solar radiation and influence heating rates, clouds, and humidity and can influence climate far outside their emission region. Here we investigate the impact of soot emitted in four major emissions areas, using different emissions rates, to see whether location and magnitude matter.
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