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Climatic Effects of Aerosols and Clouds

Environmental Sciences

Hardcover Published: 8th January 1999
ISBN: 9781852331108
Number Of Pages: 264

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It is now clear that atmospheric aerosols contribute substantially to global climate change and the importance of these processes must now be assessed. This book provides a comprehensive overview of present-day knowledge concerning atmospheric aerosols, how to characterise accurately the principal types present, their properties and their climatic impact. It also discusses the interaction of stratospheric aerosols produced in volcanic eruptions and the problem of estimating the climatic impact of such eruptions. Of especial interest is a discussion of the ongoing debate concerning the effects of clouds on atmospheric absorption of solar radiation, and the influence of this process on climate change. Whilst concluding that at present it is still not possible to simulate global change reliably, this book provides a stepping stone to understanding the complex processes involved and the uncertainties arising from the effects of aerosols and clouds upon climate.

Preface
Introduction
Tropospheric aerosols and their properties
Climatic impact of tropospheric aerosols
Stratospheric aerosols and climate
Cloud-radiation interaction
Conclusion
References
Additional references
Index
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ISBN: 9781852331108
ISBN-10: 1852331100
Series: Environmental Sciences
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 8th January 1999
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 17.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 1.25