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Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

General Information
2014 | Scientific Publications
Rogelj, J., M. Schaeffer, M. Meinshausen, D. T. Shindell, W. Hare, Z. Klimont, G. J. M. Velders, M. Amann, & H. J. Schellnhuber

Abstract - Anthropogenic global warming is driven by emissions of a wide variety of radiative forcers ranging from very short-lived climate forcers (SLCFs), like black carbon, to very long-lived,...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Burney, J. & V. Ramanatha

Abstract - Recent research on the agricultural impacts of climate change has primarily focused on the roles of temperature and precipitation. These studies show that India has already been...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Edwards, P. M., S S. Brown, J. M. Roberts, R. Ahmadov, R. M. Banta, J. A. deGouw, W. P. Dubé, R. A. Field, J. H. Flynn, J. B. Gilman, M. Graus, D. Helmig, A. Koss, A. O. Langford, B. L. Lefer, B. M. Lerner, R. Li, S.-M. Li, S. A. McKeen, S. M. Murphy, D. D. Parrish, C. J. Senff, J. Soltis, J. Stutz, C. Sweeney

Abstract - The United States is now experiencing the most rapid expansion in oil and gas production in four decades, owing in large part to implementation of new extraction technologies such as...

Black Carbon
2014 | Scientific Publications
Hodnebrog, O., G. Myhre, & B. H. Samset

Abstract - Black carbon (BC), unlike most aerosol types, absorbs solar radiation. However, the quantification of its climate impact is uncertain and presently under debate. Recently,...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Lijuan Shen, Li Li, Sheng Lü, Xiaohan Zhang, Jie Liu, Junlin An, Guojun Zhang, Bo Wu, Fei Wang

Abstract - We conducted measurements of black carbon (BC) aerosol in Jiaxing, China during autumn from September 26 to November 30, 2013. We investigated temporal and diurnal variations of...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Nakayama, T., Y. Ikeda, Y. Sawada, Y. Setoguchi, S. Ogawa, K. Kawana, M. Mochida, F. Ikemori, K. Matsumoto, & Y. Matsumi

Abstract - The optical properties of aerosols at 405 and 781 nm were measured in an urban site in Nagoya, Japan, in August 2011 and in January 2012 using a photoacoustic spectrometer. Comparison...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Mori, T., Y. Kondo, S. Ohata, N. Moteki, H. Matsui, N. Oshima, & A. Iwasaki

Abstract - Mass concentrations of black carbon (BC) in air (MBC) and rainwater (CBC) in the East China Sea were measured at Hedo on Okinawa Island, Japan, from April 2010 to March 2013. The...

2014 | Scientific Publications
He, C., Q. Li1, K.-N. Liou, Y. Takano, Y. Gu, L. Qi1, Y. Mao, & L. R. Leung

Abstract - We estimate the snow albedo forcing and direct radiative forcing (DRF) of black carbon (BC) in the Tibetan Plateau using a global chemical transport model in conjunction with a...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Wang1, H., P. J. Rasch, R. C. Easter, B. Singh, R. Zhang, P.-L. Ma, Y. Qian, S. J. Ghan, & N. Beagley

Abstract - We introduce an explicit emission tagging technique in the Community Atmosphere Model to quantify source-region-resolved characteristics of black carbon (BC), focusing on the Arctic....

Hydrofluorocarbons & Alternatives
2014 | Scientific Publications
Zhang, J. & C. Wang

Abstract -

China should take more active participation in a prospective agreement on the global phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons.

Zhang, J. & C. Wang (2014) China's...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Carlos Sanz-Kock, Rodrigo Llopis, Daniel Sánchez, Ramón Cabello, Enrique Torrella

Abstract - We present the experimental evaluation of a R134a/CO2 cascade refrigeration plant designed for low evaporation temperature in commercial refrigeration applications. The test...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Shenshen Su, Xuekun Fang, Li Li, Jing Wu, Jianbo Zhang, Weiguang Xu, Jianxin Hu

Abstract - Since 1995, 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (CH2FCF3, HFC-134a) has become the most important substitute of CFC-12 in mobile air conditioning (MAC) in China and MAC sector has dominated all...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Calabrese, N., R. Mastrullo, A. W. Mauro, P. Rovella, & M. Tammaro

Performance analysis of a rooftop, air-to-air heat pump working with CO2
Abstract - The air-conditioning sector for large buildings and shopping centers is developing a growing interest in...

Tropospheric Ozone
2014 | Scientific Publications
Cristofanelli, P., H.-E. Scheel, M. Steinbacher, M. Saliba, F. Azzopardi, R. Ellul, M. Fröhlich, L. Tositti, E. Brattich, M. Maione, F. Calzolari, R. Duchi, T.C. Landi, A. Marinoni, & P. Bonasoni

Abstract - The Mediterranean basin represents a hot spot area for short-term O3 distribution and anthropogenic contributions to it. This is why we analysed in this work the surface O3 variability...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Chate, D. M., S. D. Ghude, G. Beig, A. S. Mahajan, C. Jena, R. Srinivas, A. Dahiya, & N. Kumar

Abstract - A network of air quality and weather monitoring stations was set-up across Delhi, India, under the System of Air quality Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) project. The objective of this...

SLCP Impacts

Air Pollution & Health
2014 | Scientific Publications
Zanobetti, A., E. Austin, B. A. Coull, J. Schwartz, & P. Koutrakis

Abstract –The association between exposure to particle mass and mortality is well established; however, there are still uncertainties as to whether certain chemical components are...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Haines, A., K. L Ebi, K. R Smith, & A. Woodward

Intro - There is growing scientific consensus that climate change is happening, is largely human induced, and will have serious consequences for human health. The impact of climate change on...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Yang, C., A. Chen, R. Chen, Y. Qi, J. Ye, S. Li, W. Li, Z. Liang, Q. Liang, D. Guo, H. Kan, & X. Chen

Abstract – Background - Heart failure (HF) is a global public health problem of increasing importance. The association between acute exposure to air pollution and HF has been well...

Particulate Matter Air Pollution
2014 | Scientific Publications
May, A. A., G. R. McMeeking, T. Lee, J. W. Taylor, J. S. Craven, I. Burling, A. P. Sullivan, S. Akagi, J. L. Collett Jr., M. Flynn, H. Coe, S. P. Urbanski, J. H. Seinfeld, R. J. Yokelson, & S. M. Kreidenweis

Abstract - Aerosol emissions from prescribed fires can affect air quality on regional scales. Accurate representation of these emissions in models requires information regarding the amount and...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Nakayama, T., Y. Ikeda, Y. Sawada, Y. Setoguchi, S. Ogawa, K. Kawana, M. Mochida, F. Ikemori, K. Matsumoto, & Y. Matsumi

Abstract - The optical properties of aerosols at 405 and 781 nm were measured in an urban site in Nagoya, Japan, in August 2011 and in January 2012 using a photoacoustic spectrometer. Comparison...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Regayre, L. A., K. J. Pringle, B. B. B. Booth, L. A. Lee, G. W. Mann, J. Browse, M. T. Woodhouse, A. Rap, C. L. Reddington, & K. S. Carslaw

Abstract - Aerosols and their effect on the radiative properties of clouds are one of the largest sources of uncertainty in calculations of the Earth’s energy budget. Here the sensitivity of...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Putero, D., P. Cristofanelli, P. Laj, A. Marinoni, P. Villani, A. Broquet, M. Alborghetti, U. Bonafè, F. Calzolari, R. Duchi, T.C. Landi, G.P. Verza, E. Vuillermoz, & P. Bonasoni

Abstract - In this work we provide an overview of short lived climate forcers (SLCFs) and carbon dioxide variability in the Karakorum, by presenting results deriving from a field campaign carried...

SLCP Emission Sources

2014 | Scientific Publications
Hammond, K. J., D. J. Humphries, D. B. Westbury, A. Thompson, L.A. Crompton, P. Kirton, C. Green, & C. K. Reynolds (2014) The inclusion of forage mixtures in the diet of growing dairy heifers: Impacts on digestion, energy utilisation, and methane emissions, AGRICULTURE, ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT 197:88-95.

Abstract - Intensive farming focusing on monoculture grass species to maximise forage production has led to a reduction in the extent and diversity of species-rich grasslands. However,...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Brodt, S., A. Kendall, Y. Mohammadi, A. Arslan, J. Yuan, I. Lee, & B. Linquist

Abstract - The nexus of climate change and food security challenges currently facing humanity requires better understanding of how to balance food production needs with climate change...

Biomass Burning & Cooking and Heating
2014 | Scientific Publications
Hayashi, K., K. Ono, M. Kajiura, S. Sudo, S. Yonemura, A. Fushimi, K. Saitoh, Y. Fujitani, & K. Tanabe

Abstract - We determined emission factors for open burning of straw of rice, wheat, and barley, as well as rice husks, and we incorporated the effects of moisture content on the emission...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Diapouli, E., O. Popovicheva, M. Kistler, S. Vratolis, N. Persiantseva, M. Timofeev, A. Kasper-Giebl, & K. Eleftheriadis

Abstract - Smoke aerosol emitted by large scale wildfires in the European part of Russia and Ukraine, was transported to Athens, Greece during August 2010 and detected at an urban...

Transport & Industry
Fossil Fuels

Cross Cutting & Other SLCP Sources

Cross Cutting SLCP Emissions Sources
Vulnerable Regions
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