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Yue, Chao; et al. (2021): Vatnajökull mass loss under solar geoengineering due to the North Atlantic meridional overturning circulation

Yue, Chao; Schmidt, Louise Steffensen; Zhao, Liyun; Wolovick, Michael; Moore, John C. (2021): Vatnajökull mass loss under solar geoengineering due to the North Atlantic meridional overturning circulation. In Earth’s Future. DOI: 10.1029/2021EF002052.

"The objective of solar geoengineering by stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI) is to lower global temperatures, but it may also have adverse side-effects. Iceland is situated close to the overturning regions of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) that warms the North Atlantic area. Hence this may be one region where reduced irradiance by SAI may not be successful in reducing impacts from greenhouse gas warming. We examine this proposition by estimating how the Icelandic Vatnajökull ice cap (VIC) surface mass balance (SMB) and surface runoff changes in response to greenhouse gas and solar geoengineering scenarios over the period 1982-2089."

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