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Main Title Plan for a Research Program on Aerosol Radiative Forcing and Climate Change.
CORP Author National Research Council, Washington, DC. Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate.;National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Publisher 17 Apr 96
Year Published 1996
Report Number BASC-U-93-01-A ;ISBN-0-309-05429-X;
Stock Number PB96-167903
Additional Subjects Greenhouse gases ; Aerosols ; Climate change ; Anthropogenic sources ; Atmospheric radiation ; Solar radiation ; Atmospheric chemistry ; Environmental transport ; Troposphere ; Stratosphere ; Environmental effects ; General circulation models ; Climate models ; Forcing functions ; Monitoring ; Cloud physics ; Ice formation ; Heat flux ; Sensitivity analysis ; Uncertainty analysis ; Research projects ; Radiative forcing ; Chemical transport model ; ICARUS program
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NTIS  PB96-167903 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 08/15/1996
Collation 178p
Abstract
The panel's main findings are that (1) anthropogenic aerosols reduce the amount of solar radiation reaching the Earth's surface, (2) anthropogenic aerosols provide a negative climate forcing function for large regions, (3) global models suggest that sulfate aerosols produce a direct forcing in the Northern Hemisphere of the same order of magnitude as that from anthropogenic greenhouse gases, but opposite in sign, and (4) there is substantial uncertainty about the magnitude and spatial distribution of the radiative forcing by aerosols.