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ACP | Articles | Volume 18, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 12461-12475, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-12461-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 12461-12475, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-12461-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 28 Aug 2018

Research article | 28 Aug 2018

Connecting regional aerosol emissions reductions to local and remote precipitation responses

Daniel M. Westervelt et al.
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Small particles in Earth's atmosphere (also referred to as atmospheric aerosols) emitted by human activities impact Earth's climate in complex ways and play an important role in Earth's water cycle. We use a climate modeling approach and find that aerosols from the United States and Europe can have substantial effects on rainfall in far-away regions such as Africa's Sahel or the Mediterranean. Air pollution controls in these regions may help reduce the likelihood and severity of Sahel drought.
Small particles in Earth's atmosphere (also referred to as atmospheric aerosols) emitted by...
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