Articles | Volume 22, issue 11
Research article
02 Jun 2022
Research article |  | 02 Jun 2022

Fast climate responses to emission reductions in aerosol and ozone precursors in China during 2013–2017

Jiyuan Gao, Yang Yang, Hailong Wang, Pinya Wang, Huimin Li, Mengyun Li, Lili Ren, Xu Yue, and Hong Liao

Data sets

Data for "Climate impacts of emission reductions in China during 2013–2017" Yang Yang

Downloading CESM2 Instructions NCAR

Tracking Anthropogenic Emissions in China, MEIC Model MEIC

Model code and software

geoschem/geos-chem: GEOS-Chem 12.9.3 The International GEOS-Chem User Community

Short summary
China has been implementing a sequence of policies for clean air since the year 2013. The aerosol decline produced a 0.09 ± 0.10°C warming during 2013–2017 estimated in this study, and the increase in ozone in the lower troposphere during this time period accelerated the warming, leading to a total 0.16 ± 0.15°C temperature increase in eastern China. Residential emission reductions led to a cooling effect because of a substantial decrease in light-absorbing aerosols.
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