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Kristjánsson, Jón Egill; et al. (2015): The hydrological cycle response to cirrus cloud thinning

Kristjánsson, Jón Egill; Muri, Helene; Schmidt, Hauke (2015): The hydrological cycle response to cirrus cloud thinning. In Geophys. Res. Lett., pp. n/a-n/a. DOI: 10.1002/2015GL066795 

"Using a global climate model, we investigate the hydrological cycle response to ‘cirrus cloud thinning (CCT)’, which is a proposed climate engineering technique that seeks to enhance outgoing longwave radiation. Investigations of the ‘fast response’ in experiments with fixed sea surface temperatures reveal that CCT causes a significant enhancement of the latent heat flux and precipitation. This is due to enhanced radiative cooling of the troposphere, which is opposite to the effect of increased CO2 concentrations."

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