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Particles, their influence on the radiation budget and climate scenarios


Introduction to particles

 What are aerosols?
An introduction from the NASA modis program

 Where do particles come from?
An introduction to the most important biogenic and anthropogenic sources (ESPERE)

Health impact

 The impact of particles on our health part 1 / part 2
A short overview of the health impacts of particles and the problem of fine particles in the respiratory tract (ESPERE).

 Diesel and fine particles
Downloadable brochure of the US Clean Air Task Force on health risk of diesel and fine particles and what to do against it, February 2005 (PDF)

Climate impact of particles

 Direct and indirect aerosol effect
About the climate impact of particle scattering (ESPERE)

 Particles and cloud formation
The indirect impact of particles on the climate via cloud formation (ESPERE)


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