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Climate Modification by Atmospheric Aerosols

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Science  09 Jun 1967:
Vol. 156, Issue 3780, pp. 1358-1359
DOI: 10.1126/science.156.3780.1358

Abstract

Theoretical considerations and empirical evidence indicate that atmospheric turbidity, a function of aerosol loading, is an important factor in the heat balance of the earth-atmosphere system. Turbidity increase over the past few decades may be primarily responsible for the decrease in worldwide air temperatures since the 1940's.