Influence of future air pollution mitigation strategies on total aerosol radiative forcing

28-04-2008 | Publication

Different aerosol and aerosol precursor emission scenarios were applied reflecting possible future control strategies for air pollution in the ECHAM5-HAM model, and simulate the resulting effect on the Earth's radiation budget.Two opposing future mitigation strategies for the year 2030 were used: one in which emission reduction legislation decided in countries throughout the world are effectively implemented (current legislation) and one in which all technical options for emission reductions are being implemented independent of their cost (maximum feasible reduction).