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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.)

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About Sam White

Assistant Professor of History at the Ohio State University

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This entry was posted on April 13, 2012 by in In the News, Publications.
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