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Anderson et al. 2009

Anderson, T.L., A. Ackerman, D.L. Hartmann, G.A. Isaac, S. Kinne, H. Masunaga, J.R. Norris, U. Pöschl, K.S. Schmidt, A. Slingo, and Y.N. Takayabu, 2009: Temporal and spatial variability of clouds and related aerosols. In Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System: Their Relationship to Energy Balance, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Precipitation, Strüngmann Forum Reports. J. Heintzenberg and R.J. Charlson, Eds. MIT Press, pp. 127-147.

Aerosol-cloud interactions may have played an important role in the observed climate change of the 20th century, and, if so, this may have partly been caused by changes in cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) as a result of industrialization. Sea salt, sulphate, and organics are key components of CCN; the atmospheric sulphate load is known to have changed significantly because of industrialization. The relative change in CCN caused by industrialization depends critically on (a) preindustrial CCN levels, (b) anthropogenic emissions of particles and aerosol precursor gases, (c) atmospheric processing which generates, transforms, and removes aerosol particles, and (d) the ability of particles to act as CCN; that is, their hygroscopicity. Hygroscopicity, as a function of organic mass fraction, has attracted much attention in recent years. However, the first three aspects of the problem pose more important uncertainties.

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@inbook{an00100w,
  author={Anderson, T. L. and Ackerman, A. and Hartmann, D. L. and Isaac, G. A. and Kinne, S. and Masunaga, H. and Norris, J. R. and Pöschl, U. and Schmidt, K. S. and Slingo, A. and Takayabu, Y. N.},
  editor={Heintzenberg, J. and Charlson, R. J.},
  title={Temporal and spatial variability of clouds and related aerosols},
  booktitle={Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System: Their Relationship to Energy Balance, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Precipitation},
  year={2009},
  pages={127--147},
  publisher={MIT Press},
  address={Cambridge, Mass.},
}

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