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Changes in Atmospheric Aerosol Loads

Figure 2.6

Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Drew T. Shindell

This figure appears in chapter 2 of the Our Changing Planet: The U.S. Global Change Research Program for Fiscal Year 2015 report.

Modeled (top panel) and observed (bottom two panels) changes in atmospheric aerosol loads between 1980 and 2000. A decrease over Europe and North America (blue) and an increase over southeastern and eastern Asia (red)—evident in all three panels—contributed to localized warming and cooling, respectively, during this period. (Credit: Shindell et al., 2013, Atmos. Chem. Phys.)

When citing this figure, please reference Shindell, T. D. et al., Radiative Forcing in the ACCMIP Historical and Future Climate Simulations, 2949 Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 2939–2974, 2013 Data for the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) Global Aerosol Climatology Project comes from Geogdzhayev et al., 2005 and the data for the AVHRR NOAA comes from Zhao et al., 2008.

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The time range for this figure is January 01, 1980 (00:00 AM) to December 31, 2000 (23:59 PM).

This figure was submitted on March 15, 2013.

The spatial range for this figure is -90° to 90° latitude, and -180° to 180° longitude.

This figure cites Radiative forcing in the ACCMIP historical and future climate simulations

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