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Greenhouse effect of chlorofluorocarbons and other trace gasesA comparison is made of the radiative (greenhouse) forcing of the climate system due to changes of atmospheric chlorofluorocarbons and other trace gases. It is found that CFCs, defined to include chlorofluorocarbons, chlorocarbons, and fluorocarbons, now provide about one-quater of current annual increases in anthropogenic greenhouse climate forcing. If the growth rates of CFC production in the early 1970s had continued to the present, current annual growth of climate forcing due to CFCs would exceed that due to CO2.
Document ID
19900029357
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Hansen, James (NASA Goddard Inst. for Space Studies New York, NY, United States)
Lacis, Andrew (NASA Goddard Inst. for Space Studies New York, NY, United States)
Prather, Michael (NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies New York, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
November 20, 1989
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume: 94
ISSN: 0148-0227
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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