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Keywords:

  • aerosol;
  • stratosphere;
  • geoengineering

Abstract

A modelling study on the growth of geoengineered stratospheric aerosols reveals that in steady state a large fraction of aerosols grow to micrometre sizes so that the sedimentation of aerosols might limit the geoengineered aerosol layer's ability to achieve its target cooling effect. Copyright © 2010 Royal Meteorological Society