Changes in Atmospheric Aerosol Loads

Changes in Atmospheric Aerosol Loads

Modeled (top panel) and observed (bottom two panels) changes in atmospheric aerosol loads between 1980 and 2000. A decrease over Europe and North America (blue) and an increase over southeastern and eastern Asia (red)—evident in all three panels—contributed to localized warming and cooling, respectively, during this period. (Credit: Shindell et al., 2013, Atmos. Chem. Phys.)

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Physical Climate, Observations, Modeling