Vol. 16, issue 01, article # 1

Kondratyev K. Ya. Aerosol radiative forcing. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2003. V. 16. No. 01. P. 1-12. PDF
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The paper presents an overview of data characterizing the influence of atmospheric aerosol on global climate on the basis of measurements and calculations of direct and indirect aerosol radiative forcing (ARF). It is emphasized that the indirect ARF is poorly understood because of insufficiency of the information on the processes of cloud-aerosol interaction. A subsequent key problem should be the study of complex interplay among the processes determining the aerosol effect on climate.