Air Quality and Climate Changes

Scientific evidence highlights the role of the atmosphere’s chemical constituents in driving climate variability at various scales. Direct radiative forcing due to the presence of certain chemical species of atmospheric aerosols (e.g., sulfate) tends to mitigate warming resulting from greenhouse gases. Short-lived climate forcers, such as sulfate, black carbon, and ozone precursors (including NOx, VOCs, CO), are key players in forming the air quality and climate feedback loops. We seek abstracts that address linkages between regional climate variability and air quality. This session topics include: