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Brightening of the global cloud field by nitric acid and the associated radiative forcing

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Clouds cool Earth's climate by reflecting 20% of the incoming solar energy, while also trapping part of the outgoing radiation. The effect of human activities on clouds is poorly understood, but the present-day anthropogenic cooling via changes of cloud albedo and lifetime could be of the same order as warming from anthropogenic addition in CO2. Soluble trace gases can increase water condensation to particles, possibly leading to activation of smaller aerosols and more numerous cloud droplets...

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10.5194/acp-12-7625-2012

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Makkonen, R More by this author
Romakkaniemi, S More by this author
Kokkola, H More by this author
Raisanen, P More by this author
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Journal:
ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Volume:
12
Issue:
16
Pages:
7625-7633
Publication date:
2012
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EISSN:
1680-7324
ISSN:
1680-7316
URN:
uuid:bb12e79f-eaac-45dd-9094-0f8cf5ce9e6b
Source identifiers:
353672
Local pid:
pubs:353672
Language:
English

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