WIT Press

Atmospheric Chemistry, Aerosols, And Climate: Global Coupling

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR990651

Volume

37

Pages

6

Published

1999

Size

442 kb

Author(s)

J.H. Seinfeld

Abstract

The chemistry of the atmosphere occurs within a fabric of profoundly complicated atmospheric dynamics, and the life cycles of the chemical constituents of the atmosphere are linked together in complex ways. A perturbation in one component can lead to significant, and nonlinear, changes in other components and to feedbacks that can amplify or damp the original perturbation, the atmospheric increase of greenhouse gases over the past century is predicted to lead to a warming of the Earth that will produce changes in the basic chemistry of the atmosphere that, themselves, will feed back to affect the temperature increase, itself. Recently scientists have begun to assess how increasing anthropogenic aerosols affe

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