Aerosols and Climate

Aerosols and Climate

1st Edition - July 23, 2022

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  • Editor: Ken S. Carslaw
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128197660

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The ever-diversifying field of aerosol effects on climate is comprehensively presented here, describing the strong connection between fundamental research and model applications in a way that will allow both experienced researchers and those new to the field to gain an understanding of a wide range of topics. The material is consistently presented at three levels for each topic: (i) an accessible "quick read" of the essentials, (ii) a more detailed description, and (iii) a section dedicated to how the processes are handled in models. The modelling section in each chapter summarizes the current level of knowledge and what the gaps in this understanding mean for the effects of aerosols on climate, enabling readers to quickly understand how new research fits into established knowledge. Definitions, case studies, reference data, and examples are included throughout. Aerosols and Climate is a vital resource for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, senior researchers, and lecturers in departments of atmospheric science, meteorology, engineering, and environment. It will also be of interest to those working in operational centers and policy-facing organizations, providing strong reference material on the current state of knowledge.

Key Features

  • Includes a section in each chapter that focuses on the treatment of relevant aerosol processes in climate models
  • Provides clear exposition of the challenges in understanding and reducing persistent gaps in knowledge and uncertainties in the field of aerosol-climate interaction, going beyond the fundamentals and existing knowledge
  • Authored by experts in modeling and aerosol processes, analysis or observations to ensure accessibility and balance


Graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, senior researchers and university educators in departments of atmospheric science, meteorology, engineering, and environment. Operational centers and other non-academic organizations including policy-facing. Staff with responsibility for model development could use the book as a reference on the state of knowledge

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Aerosol in the climate system
    3. Aerosol in the Earth system
    4. Global aerosol properties
    5. Aerosol processes
    6. Aerosol-climate modelling
    7. Historical changes in aerosol
    8. Aerosol and precursor gas emissions
    9. Measurements of ambient aerosol properties
    10. Remote sensing measurements of aerosol properties
    11. Aerosol-radiation interactions
    12. Aerosol-cloud interactions in liquid clouds
    13. Atmospheric and oceanic dynamical responses to changes in aerosol
    14. Aerosol interactions with deep convection
    15. Ice-nucleating particles and their effects on clouds and radiation
    16. Aerosol processes in high-latitude environments and the effects on climate
    17. Volcanic aerosol properties, processes, and climatic effects
    18. Climate engineering
    19. Aerosols in climate and air quality policy

Product details

  • No. of pages: 803
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: July 23, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128197660

About the Editor

Ken S. Carslaw

Ken S. Carslaw is Professor at the School of Earth and Environment in the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. Since 1999, he has led a large aerosol, cloud and climate research group of PhD students and postdoctoral researchers at Leeds. His group developed the Global Model of Aerosol Processes (GLOMAP) that is implemented in the UK Met Office climate model. His research has spanned a wide range of topics in the field of aerosols and climate, with publications on natural aerosols, Arctic aerosols, aerosol formation, dust and biogeochemistry, ice-nucleating particles, radiative forcing, volcanic impacts, paleo-aerosols, air quality, uncertainty quantification, geoengineering, and stratospheric aerosols. He has published more than 200 papers. In 2001, Prof. Carslaw was a cofounding editor of the EGU journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, and he remains its Executive Editor. He has received several awards for his research, including the Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award. He is Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and has been a Thomson Reuters (Clarivate Analytics) Highly Cited Scientist every year since 2014.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

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