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Atmospheric science - Reshaping the Theory of Cloud Formation

Charlson, Robert J. and Seinfeld, John H. and Nenes, Athanasios and Kulmala, Markku and Laaksonen, Ari and Facchini, M. Cristina (2001) Atmospheric science - Reshaping the Theory of Cloud Formation. Science, 292 (5524). pp. 2025-2026. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.1060096.

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Man-made aerosols are believed to have a strong influence on cloud optical properties and albedo, with a radiative forcing opposite in sign to that exerted by greenhouse gases. The uncertainties associated with this indirect aerosol forcing are, however, very large. In their Perspective, Charlson et al. discuss recent insights into cloud formation. The results indicate that current estimates of both the magnitude and the uncertainty of indirect aerosol forcing may be too low.

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Official Citation:ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE Reshaping the Theory of Cloud Formation Robert J. Charlson, John H. Seinfeld, Athanasios Nenes, Markku Kulmala, Ari Laaksonen, and M. Cristina Facchini Science 15 June 2001: 292 (5524), 2025-2026. [DOI:10.1126/science.1060096]
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