Articles | Volume 20, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 881–899, 2020

Special issue: Study of ozone, aerosols and radiation over the Tibetan Plateau...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 881–899, 2020
Research article
23 Jan 2020
Research article | 23 Jan 2020

Air pollution slows down surface warming over the Tibetan Plateau

Aolin Jia et al.

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The Tibetan Plateau (TP) plays a vital role in regional and global climate change due to its location and orography. After generating a long-term surface radiation (SR) dataset, we characterized the SR spatiotemporal variation along with temperature. Evidence from multiple data sources indicated that the TP dimming was primarily driven by increased aerosols from human activities, and the cooling effect of aerosol loading offsets TP surface warming, revealing the human impact on regional warming.
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