Articles | Volume 22, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 693–709, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-693-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 693–709, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-693-2022

Research article 17 Jan 2022

Research article | 17 Jan 2022

Distinguishing the impacts of natural and anthropogenic aerosols on global gross primary productivity through diffuse fertilization effect

Hao Zhou et al.

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Data for Aerosol Diffuse Fertilization Effect (Version V1) Hao Zhou and Xu Yue https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5115314

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Aerosols enhance plant photosynthesis by increasing diffuse radiation. In this study, we found that the aerosol impacts are quite different for varied species. Scattering aerosols such as sulfate and organic carbon promote photosynthesis while absorbing aerosols such as black carbon have negative impacts. Earth system models should consider the impacts of cloud and aerosol species on terrestrial ecosystems so as to better predict carbon cycles under different emission scenarios.
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