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The hemispheric contrast in cloud microphysical properties constrains aerosol forcing

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The change in planetary albedo due to aerosol−cloud interactions during the industrial era is the leading source of uncertainty in inferring Earth’s climate sensitivity to increased greenhouse gases from the historical record. The variable that controls aerosol−cloud interactions in warm clouds is droplet number concentration. Global climate models demonstrate that the present-day hemispheric contrast in cloud droplet number concentration between the pristine Southern Hemisphere and the pollu...

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Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-5312-4950
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Name:
Natural Environment Research Council
Grant:
NE/L01355X/1
NE/P013406/1
Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences More from this journal
Volume:
117
Issue:
32
Pages:
18998-19006
Publication date:
2020-07-27
Acceptance date:
2020-06-09
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ISSN:
0027-8424
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1111697
Local pid:
pubs:1111697
Deposit date:
2020-06-11

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