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SAP Authorship

SAP Authorship
2014 | Scientific Publications
Shindell, D. T.

Understanding climate sensitivity is critical to projecting climate change in response to a given forcing scenario. Recent analyses have suggested that transient climate sensitivity is at the low...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Schmidt, G. A., M. Kelley, L. Nazarenko, R. Ruedy, G. L. Russell, I. Aleinov, M. Bauer, S. E. Bauer, M. K. Bhat, R. Bleck, V. Canuto, Y. Chen, Y. Cheng, T. L. Clune, A. D. Genio, R. de Fainchtein, G. Faluvegi, J. E. Hansen, R. J. Healy, N. Y. Kiang, D. Koch, A. A. Lacis, A. N. LeGrande, J. Lerner, K. K. Lo, E. E. Matthews, S. Menon, R. L. Miller, V. Oinas, A. O. Oloso, J. P. Perlwitz, M. J. Puma, W. M. Putman, D. Rind, A. Romanou, M. Sato, D. T. Shindell, S. Sun, R. A. Syed, N. Tausnev, K. Tsigaridis, N. Unger, A. Voulgarakis, M. Yao, & J. Zhang

We present a description of the ModelE2 version of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) General Circulation Model (GCM) and the configurations used in the simulations performed for the...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Schmidt, G. A., D. T. Shindell, & K. Tsigaridis

Climate models projected stronger warming over the past 15 years than has been seen in observations. Conspiring factors of errors in volcanic and solar inputs, representations of aerosols, and El...

2013 | Scientific Publications
Shoemaker, J.K., D.P. Schrag, M.J. Molina, V. Ramanathan

Summary - Short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) include methane (CH4), black carbon (BC), tropospheric ozone, and hydro- fluorocarbons (HFCs). They are important contributors to anthropogenic...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Burnett, R. T., C. A. Pope III, M. Ezzati, C. Olives, S. S. Lim, S. Mehta, H. H. Shin, G. Singh, B. Hubbell, M. Brauer, H. R. Anderson, K. R. Smith, J. R. Balmes, N. G. Bruce, H. Kan, F. Laden, A. Prüss-Ustün, M. C. Turner, S. M. Gapstur, W. R. Diver, & A. Cohen

Background: Estimating the burden of disease attributable to long-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in ambient air requires knowledge of both the shape and magnitude of...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Fleming, L. E., A. H. B. Golding, A. Kessel, A. Cichowska, C. E. Sabel, M. H. Depledge, C. Sarran, N. J. Osborne, C. Whitmore, N. Cocksedge, & D. Bloomfield

Linking environmental, socioeconomic and health datasets provides new insights into the potential associations between climate change and human health and wellbeing, and underpins the development...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Kovats, S., M. Depledge, A. Haines, L. E Fleming, P. Wilkinson, S. B Shonkoff, & N. Scovronick

What is known about the health effects of gas extraction by induced hydraulic fracturing of gas-bearing rock — ie, fracking? A workshop held on Nov 15, 2013, at the London School of Hygiene...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Lead authors: Kavi Bhalla, Marc Shotten, Aaron Cohen, Michael Brauer, Saeid Shahraz, Richard Burnett, Katherine Leach-Kemon, Greg Freedman, Christopher J.L. Murray

This report quantifies, for the first time, the global health loss from injuries and air pollution that can be attributed to motorized road transport. It combines estimates of the global burden of...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Sanderson, W., E. Striessnig, W. Schopp, & M. Amann

Over the past decade, India has experienced rapid economic growth along with increases in levels of air pollution. Our goal is to examine how alternative policies for air pollution abatement...

Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

Black Carbon
2014 | Scientific Publications
C Liousse, E Assamoi, P Criqui, C Granier and R Rosset

This open-source research paper investigates emissions of gases and particles from the combustion of fossil fuels and biofuels in Africa, that are expected to increase significantly in the near...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Liu, J., E. Scheuer, J. Dibb, L. D. Ziemba, K. L. Thornhill, B. E. Anderson, A. Wisthaler, T. Mikoviny, J. J. Devi, M. Bergin, & R. J. Weber

Little is known about the optical significance of light absorbing particulate organic compounds (i.e., brown carbon, BrC), including the importance relative to black carbon (BC) and influence on...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Ozdemir, H., L. Pozzoli, T. Kindap, G. Demir, B. Mertoglu, N. Mihalopoulos, C. Theodosi, M. Kanakidou, U. Im, & A. Unal

Abstract - Black carbon (BC) is an important component of particulate matter due to its effects on human health and climate. In this study, we present the first BC concentrations measured in the...

Hydrofluorocarbons & Alternatives
2013 | Scientific Publications
Velders, G.J.M., S. Solomon, & J.S. Daniel

Abstract - Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are the primary cause of ozone depletion, and they also contribute to global climate change. With the global phaseout of CFCs and the coming phaseout of...

Tropospheric Ozone

SLCP Impacts

Air Pollution & Health
Vulnerable Regions
2014 | Scientific Publications
Comiso, J. C., & D. K. Hall

The Arctic is a region in transformation. Warming in the region has been amplified, as expected from ice-albedo feedback effects, with the rate of warming observed to be ∼0.60 ±...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Jiao, C., M. G. Flanner, Y. Balkanski, S. E. Bauer, N. Bellouin, T. K. Berntsen, H. Bian, K. S. Carslaw, M. Chin, N. De Luca, T. Diehl, S. J. Ghan, T. Iversen, A. Kirkevåg, D. Koch, X. Liu, G. W. Mann, J. E. Penner, G. Pitari, M. Schulz, Ø. Seland, R. B. Skeie, S. D. Steenrod, P. Stier, T. Takemura, K. Tsigaridis, T. van Noije, Y. Yun, & K. Zhang

Though many global aerosols models prognose surface deposition, only a few models have been used to directly simulate the radiative effect from black carbon (BC) deposition to snow and sea ice....

SLCP Emissions Sources

2014 | Scientific Publications
Eisler, M. C., M. R. F. Lee, J. F. Tarlton, G. B. Martin, J. Beddington, J. A. J. Dungait, H. Greathead, J. Liu, S. Mathew, H. Miller, T. Misselbrook, P. Murray, V. K. Vinod, R. Van Saun, & M. Winter

The need for efficient food production has never been greater. One in seven humans is undernourished. Urbanization and biofuel production are reducing land availability, and climate change, lack...

Biomass Burning & Cooking and Heating
2014 | Scientific Publications
Salthammer, T., T. Schripp, S. Wientzek, & M. Wensing

The use of combustion heat sources like wood-burning fireplaces has regained popularity in the past years due to increasing energy costs. While the outdoor emissions from wood ovens are strictly...

Fossil Fuels
Cross Cutting & Emerging SLCP Emissions Sources
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