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Climate-chemical interactions and effects of changing atmospheric trace gasesThe paper considers trace gas-climate effects including the greenhouse effect of polyatomic trace gases, the nature of the radiative-chemical interactions, and radiative-dynamical interactions in the stratosphere, and the role of these effects in governing stratospheric climate change. Special consideration is given to recent developments in the investigations of the role of oceans in governing the transient climate responses, and a time-dependent estimate of the potential trace gas warming from the preindustrial era to the early 21st century. The importance of interacting modeling and observational efforts is emphasized. One of the problems remaining on the observational front is the lack of certainty in current estimates of the rate of growth of CO, O3, and NOx; the primary challenge is the design of a strategy that will minimize the sampling errors.
Document ID
19880023613
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Ramanathan, V. (Chicago, University IL, United States)
Callis, L. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Cess, R. (New York, State University Stony Brook, United States)
Hansen, J. (NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies New York, United States)
Isaksen, I. (Oslo, Universitetet Norway)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1987
Publication Information
Publication: Reviews of Geophysics
Volume: 25
ISSN: 8755-1209
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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