The turbulent future brings a breath of fresh air
In the future, an increase in turbulence will alleviate the intensity of near-surface air pollution, according to a new paper by CICERO researchers published in Nature Communications. The findings bring a positive message showing the added benefits of mitigation.
Atmospheric particles | Air pollution | Health
CATHY - Climate implications of rapid changes in Asian Anthropogenic Aerosol emissions
Emissions of Asian Anthropogenic Aerosols (A3) are rapidly changing - most notably black carbon and sulphate aerosol precursors from India and China. The resulting range of climate impacts and societal hazards may dominate regionally over greenhouse gas induced trends for the next several decades, but the implications are as yet insufficiently explored. CATHY (Climate implications of rapid changes in Asian Anthropogenic Aerosol emissions: Temperature, Hydrological cycle and variabilitY) tackles the urgent need for quantifying climate related hazards resulting from ongoing and projected changes in A3 emissions.
Climate impacts internationally | Temperature changes | Atmospheric particles | Precipitation changes | Air pollution | Climate Models | Extreme weather | Climate risk
ACCEPT: Aerosols, Cloud Changes and Energy transport into the Polar domain: The role of feedbacks to the local climate responser
The Arctic is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the world, with dramatically decreasing trends in sea-ice and snow cover (AMAP,2017). This ‘Arctic amplification’ of global warming is a feature of human-made climate change, but its causes and consequences are not fully understood.
Arctic | Atmospheric particles | Climate Models