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Constraining the instantaneous aerosol influence on cloud albedo

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Much of the uncertainty in estimates of the anthropogenic forcing of climate change comes from uncertainties in the instantaneous effect of aerosols on cloud albedo, known as the Twomey effect or the radiative forcing from aerosol–cloud interactions (RFaci), a component of the total or effective radiative forcing. Because aerosols serving as cloud condensation nuclei can have a strong influence on the cloud droplet number concentration (Nd), previous studies have used the sensitivity of the N...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1073/pnas.1617765114

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Gryspeerdt, E More by this author
Ferrachat, S More by this author
Gettelman, A More by this author
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J 3402-N29 (Erwin Schrodinger Fellowship Abroad)
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Grant:
Environment Research and Technology ¨ Development Fund S-12-3
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Grant:
KAKENHI Grants JP15H01728 and JP15K12190
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Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA Journal website
Volume:
114
Issue:
19
Pages:
4899–4904
Publication date:
2017-04-27
Acceptance date:
2017-03-17
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ISSN:
1091-6490
Pubs id:
pubs:691347
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uri:2f26b4e8-d741-4754-a11f-0177c26eba26
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uuid:2f26b4e8-d741-4754-a11f-0177c26eba26
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