Articles | Volume 11, issue 3
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-11-579-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-11-579-2020
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14 Jul 2020
Research article |  | 14 Jul 2020

Reaching 1.5 and 2.0 °C global surface temperature targets using stratospheric aerosol geoengineering

Simone Tilmes, Douglas G. MacMartin, Jan T. M. Lenaerts, Leo van Kampenhout, Laura Muntjewerf, Lili Xia, Cheryl S. Harrison, Kristen M. Krumhardt, Michael J. Mills, Ben Kravitz, and Alan Robock

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This paper introduces new geoengineering model experiments as part of a larger model intercomparison effort, using reflective particles to block some of the incoming solar radiation to reach surface temperature targets. Outcomes of these applications are contrasted based on a high greenhouse gas emission pathway and a pathway with strong mitigation and negative emissions after 2040. We compare quantities that matter for societal and ecosystem impacts between the different scenarios.
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