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A Plan for a Research Program on Aerosol Radiative Forcing by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life

By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Environment and Resources Commission on Geosciences, Panel on Aerosol Radiative Forcing and Climate Change

Panel on Aerosol Radiative Forcing and weather swap, setting and assets fee on Geosciences, department in the world and lifestyles reports, nationwide learn Council

This e-book recommends the initiation of an "integrated" study application to review the function of aerosols within the anticipated international weather switch. present figuring out recommend that, even now, aerosols, basically from anthropogenic assets, will be decreasing the speed of warming brought on by greenhouse fuel emissions. as well as particular examine innovations, this ebook forcefully argues for 2 different types of learn application integration: integration of the person laboratory, box, and theoretical study actions and an built-in administration constitution that comprises the entire involved federal firms.

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CLIMATE FORCING BY AEROSOLS 28 About this PDF file: This new digital representation of the original work has been recomposed from XML files created from the original paper book, not from the original typesetting files. Page breaks are true to the original; line lengths, word breaks, heading styles, and other typesetting-specific formatting, however, cannot be retained, and some typographic errors may have been accidentally inserted. Please use the print version of this publication as the authoritative version for attribution.

Relationship to relative humidity remains to be explored i. i-iii ii. Role of water-soluble and partly soluble organics modifying cloud nucleating properties is an almost open question i. Role of organics in modifying cloud droplet lifetime is an open question i. Fundamental theory of light absorption by aerosols is well established ii. Radiative transfer theory for absorption is also well established iii. Data on presence or amount of light-absorbing particles (especially elemental and black carbon) are sparse; in situ methods are available iv.

To accomplish this goal requires improved methods of representing aerosol radiative forcing in global climate models. The purpose of this chapter is to recommend the components of an aerosol research program required to achieve that goal. The ultimate integrator of our understanding of the effect of aerosols on climate is the global climate model.

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