Articles | Volume 22, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 641–674, 2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 641–674, 2022
Review article
17 Jan 2022
Review article | 17 Jan 2022

Opportunistic experiments to constrain aerosol effective radiative forcing

Matthew W. Christensen et al.

Data sets

Natural Laboratories Atmosphere Dataset (v1.0) M. Christensen and A. Gettelman

Short summary
Trace gases and aerosols (tiny airborne particles) are released from a variety of point sources around the globe. Examples include volcanoes, industrial chimneys, forest fires, and ship stacks. These sources provide opportunistic experiments with which to quantify the role of aerosols in modifying cloud properties. We review the current state of understanding on the influence of aerosol on climate built from the wide range of natural and anthropogenic laboratories investigated in recent decades.
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