publication . Article . 1986

Uncertainties in the smoke source term for 'nuclear winter' studies

Joyce E. Penner;
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  • Published: 20 Nov 1986
Abstract
Climate models have shown that the effects on climate of a major nuclear exchange depend on the quantity and optical properties of the smoke that is dispersed into a global atmosphere. Published estimates for each of the factors necessary to determine the smoke optical depth yeild a wide range of values, which allows the prediction of either comparatively minor effects on climate or massive effects.
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arXiv: Physics::Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics
free text keywords: Atmospheric sciences, Optical depth, Nuclear winter, Atmosphere, Meteorology, Nuclear explosion, Environmental science, Smoke, Climate model
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