Progress in climate model simulations of geoengineering



Second GeoMIP Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering Workshop; Exeter, United Kingdom, 30–31 March 2012 Geoengineering through solar radiation management consists of hypothetical approaches to directly intervene in the climate system to counteract some consequences of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. One commonly studied method involves creating a layer of sulfate aerosols in the stratosphere covering most of the globe. This method takes inspiration from large volcanic eruptions, which cool the planet for a few years after the eruption.