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Effects of aerosol from biomass burning on the global radiation budgetAn analysis is made of the likely contribution of smoke particles from biomass burning to the global radiation balance. These particles act to reflect solar radiation directly; they also can act as cloud condensation nuclei, increasing the reflectivity of clouds. Together these effects, although uncertain, may add up globally to a cooling effect as large as 2 watts per square meter, comparable to the estimated contribution to sulfate aerosols. Anthropogenic increases of smoke emission thus may have helped weaken the net greenhouse warming from anthropogenic trace gases.
Document ID
19920061173
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Penner, Joyce E. (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA, United States)
Dickinson, Robert E. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
O'Neill, Christine A. (Arizona, University Tucson, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
June 5, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: Science
Volume: 256
Issue: 5062
ISSN: 0036-8075
Subject Category
ENVIRONMENT POLLUTION
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: W-7405-ENG-48
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-1827
CONTRACT_GRANT: DE-FG02-91ER-61216
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF ATM-91-13163
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