TITLE

Reduction of short-lived atmospheric pollutant emissions as an alternative strategy for climate-change moderation

AUTHOR(S)
Karol', I.; Kiselev, A.; Genikhovich, E.; Chicherin, S.
PUB. DATE
September 2013
SOURCE
Izvestiya, Atmospheric & Oceanic Physics;Sep2013, Vol. 49 Issue 5, p461
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The current state of studies on short-lived atmospheric constituents (greenhouse gases and aerosols) is reviewed. They have short atmospheric lifetimes (from several days to a few years) and can significantly affect the environment and climate. We propose reducing the emissions of these constituents as an alternative to the reduction of man-made carbon dioxide releases. We consider methane, hydrofluorocarbons, tropospheric ozone, and various aerosols (primarily, black carbon); discuss their atmospheric sources and destruction mechanisms; evaluate their content, atmospheric emissions, and climate impacts; and recommend efficient actions for the nearest future.
ACCESSION #
90795652

 

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