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Black carbon and atmospheric feedbacks

Climate simulations show that interactions between particles of black carbon and convective and cloud processes in the atmosphere must be considered when assessing the full climatic effects of these light-absorbing particulates.

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Figure 1: A typical black-carbon feedback loop.


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Booth, B., Bellouin, N. Black carbon and atmospheric feedbacks. Nature 519, 167–168 (2015).

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