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Menon et al. 2002

Menon, S., J.E. Hansen, L. Nazarenko, and Y. Luo, 2002: Climate effects of black carbon aerosols in China and India. Science, 297, 2250-2253, doi:10.1126/science.1075159.

In recent decades there has been a tendency toward increased summer floods in south China, increased drought in north China, and moderate cooling in China and India while most of the world has been warming. We used a global climate model to investigate possible aerosol contributions to these trends. We found precipitation and temperature changes in the model that were comparable to those observed if the aerosols included a large proportion of absorbing black carbon ("soot"), similar to observed amounts. Absorbing aerosols heat the air, alter regional atmospheric stability and vertical motions, and affect the large-scale circulation and hydrologic cycle with significant regional climate effects.

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  author={Menon, S. and Hansen, J. E. and Nazarenko, L. and Luo, Y.},
  title={Climate effects of black carbon aerosols in China and India},

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ID  - me06000k
AU  - Menon, S.
AU  - Hansen, J. E.
AU  - Nazarenko, L.
AU  - Luo, Y.
PY  - 2002
TI  - Climate effects of black carbon aerosols in China and India
JA  - Science
VL  - 297
SP  - 2250
EP  - 2253
DO  - 10.1126/science.1075159
ER  -

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