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Fossil fuel and biomass burning effect on climate - Heating or cooling?
External Online Source: doi:10.1175/1520-0442(1991)004<0578:FFABBE>2.0.CO;2
Author and Affiliation:
Kaufman, Yoram J.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Fraser, Robert S.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Mahoney, Robert L.(Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Seabrook, MD, United States)
Abstract: The basic theory of the effect of pollution on cloud microphysics and its global implications is applied to compare the relative effect of a small increase in the consumption rate of oil, coal, or biomass burning on cooling and heating of the atmosphere. The characteristics of and evidence for the SO2 induced cooling effect are reviewed. This perturbation analysis approach permits linearization, therefore simplifying the analysis and reducing the number of uncertain parameters. For biomass burning the analysis is restricted to burning associated with deforestation. Predictions of the effect of an increase in oil or coal burning show that within the present conditions the cooling effect from oil and coal burning may range from 0.4 to 8 times the heating effect.
Publication Date: Jun 01, 1991
Document ID:
19910058248
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 91A42871
Subject Category: ENVIRONMENT POLLUTION
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Journal of Climate (ISSN 0894-8755); 4; 578-588
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Science Systems and Applications, Inc.; Seabrook, MD, United States
Description: 11p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: AIR POLLUTION; BIOMASS; CLIMATE CHANGE; ENVIRONMENT EFFECTS; FOSSIL FUELS; MAN ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS; AEROSOLS; ATMOSPHERIC HEATING; CARBON DIOXIDE; CLIMATOLOGY; RADIATIVE HEAT TRANSFER; SULFUR DIOXIDES
Imprint And Other Notes: Journal of Climate (ISSN 0894-8755), vol. 4, June 1991, p. 578-588.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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