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Lacis and Mishchenko 1995

Lacis, A.A., and M.I. Mishchenko, 1995: Climate forcing, climate sensitivity, and climate response: A radiative modeling perspective on atmospheric aerosols. In Aerosol Forcing of Climate: Report of the Dahlem Workshop on Aerosol Forcing of Climate, 24-29 Apr. 1994, Berlin. R.J. Charlson and J. Heintzenberg, Eds. John Wiley Sons.

Atmospheric aerosols are a significant source of direct and indirect global climate forcing. There is a natural aerosol component consisting mostly of soil dust, sea salt, biogenic sulfates, and organic matter that is geographically and seasonally variable; it plays a fundamental role in cloud formation processes, and also makes a small-amplitude direct radiative forcing contribution. There is an antropogenic component that is linked to fossil-fuel and biomass burning, as well as other human activity; it has been steadily increasing with global industrialization and has been implicated as being responsible for at least partially masking the greenhouse warming due to past greenhouse-gas increases. Major volcanic eruptions such as Pinatubo, which occur infrequently and presumably at random, inject large amounts of sulfuric compounds into the stratosphere, producing a globally dispersed aerosol that reduces the solar enery input and cools the global climate for a period of several years. Such a major volcano can serve as a very effective natural climate forcing experiment to test and calibrate out remote-sensing measurement techniques and capabilities, and to asses the ability of our global climate models to predict the magnitude and duration of the climate perturbation in response to the radiative forcing imposed by the volcanic aerosol.

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@inproceedings{la01000b,
  author={Lacis, A. A. and Mishchenko, M. I.},
  editor={Charlson, R. J. and Heintzenberg, J.},
  title={Climate forcing, climate sensitivity, and climate response: A radiative modeling perspective on atmospheric aerosols},
  booktitle={Aerosol Forcing of Climate: Report of the Dahlem Workshop on Aerosol Forcing of Climate, 24-29 Apr. 1994, Berlin},
  year={1995},
  publisher={John Wiley Sons},
  address={Chichester, England / New York},
}

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TY  - CPAPER
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AU  - Mishchenko, M. I.
ED  - Charlson, R. J.
ED  - Heintzenberg, J.
PY  - 1995
TI  - Climate forcing, climate sensitivity, and climate response: A radiative modeling perspective on atmospheric aerosols
BT  - Aerosol Forcing of Climate: Report of the Dahlem Workshop on Aerosol Forcing of Climate, 24-29 Apr. 1994, Berlin
PB  - John Wiley Sons
CY  - Chichester, England / New York
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