Title: A GCM Study of Future Climate Response to Air Pollution Reductions
Citation: CLIMATE DYNAMICS vol. 34 no. 7-8 p. 1177-1194
Publisher: SPRINGER
Publication Year: 2010
JRC N°: JRC51698
ISSN: 0930-7575
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC51698
DOI: 10.1007/s00382-009-0573-0
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: We use the global atmospheric GCM aerosol model ECHAM5-HAM to asses possible impacts of future air pollution mitigation strategies on climate. Air quality control strategies focus on the reduction of aerosol emissions. Here we investigate the extreme case of a maximum feasible abatement of aerosols in the near term future (2030) in combination with increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations. The temperature response of increasing GHG concentrations and reduced aerosol emissions leads to a global annual mean equilibrium temperature response of 2.18 K. When aerosols will be only abated in the Industry and Powerplant sector, whereas the Domestic and Transport sectors stay with currently enforced regulations, the temperature response
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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