Black carbon plays bigger role in climate than previously thought

A new study published Jan. 15 in the Journal of Geophysical Research finds that the contribution of black carbon to global warming is about twice the amount previously estimated in the 2007 IPCC report, making it the number-two contributor to global warming. UW scientists Sarah Doherty (JISAO), Steven Warren (ATMOS), and Thomas P. Quinn (NOAA, SAFS) were co-authors on the international report, which incorporated research conducted by Doherty and Warren on the effect of soot on Arctic snow. Read more (and access the full PDF of the JGL article) at the link below:

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