Aerosols and Climate

  • William W. Kellogg

Abstract

The atmospheric burden of particles, or aerosols, has been measurably increased by human activities, especially in industrialized regions and those where slash-burn agricultural practices are followed. Some of these aerosols are directly produced when fossil fuels or other materials are burned (soot, smoke, fly ash); others are the result of photochemical reactions involving organic molecules, oxides of nitrogen, and sunlight (smog); and a third source is the oxidation of sulfur dioxide, produced when sulfur-bearing fuel is burned, to sulfuric acid thereby forming sulfate particles of droplets.

Keywords

Burning Methane Dioxide Dust Europe 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • William W. Kellogg
    • 1
  1. 1.National Center for Atmospheric Research and Aspen Institute for Humanistic StudiesBoulderUSA

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