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Climatic Aspects of Waste Heat

  • James T. Peterson
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 2)


This morning you have heard about two forms of man-made pollution which are capable of causing large scale climatic change, namely CO2 and aerosols in the atmosphere. They have been receiving increasing attention in the scientific literature for about a decade. I will talk about a third pollutant, namely waste heat (or thermal pollution), and how its introduction into the environment can alter climate on large as well as small scales. Relatively little study has heretofore been devoted to this problem.


Waste Heat Cooling Tower Thermal Pollution Entire Globe Cloud Radar 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James T. Peterson
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  1. 1.Division of MeteorologyEnvironmental Protection Agency, National Environmental Research CenterNorth CarolinaUSA
  2. 2.U.S. Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationUSA

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