Climate History Network

A network of interdisciplinary scholars studying past climate change

New Study Links Aerosols to Atlantic Temperature Shifts

A study published this week in Nature suggests that changing anthropogenic aerosol emissions since the mid-20th century could largely account for shifts in Atlantic Ocean sea surface temperature known as the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation.  If correct, the research implicates human aerosol emissions (in addition to greenhouse gas emissions) in some significant modern climate events and accompanying weather extremes, possibly including hurricanes and droughts in the Sahel.  (As with all other posted stories, the original citation has been added to the Network’s Zotero Bibliographical Database.)


About Sam White

Assistant Professor of History at the Ohio State University

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on April 13, 2012 by in In the News, Publications.
%d bloggers like this: