Suggestions for published research to be included in future Roundups should be emailed to ccac_secretariat@unep.org, with the subject line 'For SLCP Research Digest' We particularly welcome research in non-English languages.

Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

Black Carbon
2014 | Scientific Publications
Ni, M., J. Huang, S. Lu, X. Li, J. Yan, K. Cen

Black carbon (BC) produced from open burning (OB) and controlled combustion (CC) is a range of carbonaceous products of incomplete combustion of biomass and fossil fuel, and is deemed as one of...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Wang, R., S. Tao, H. Shen, Y. Huang, H. Chen, Y. Balkanski, O. Boucher, P. Ciais, G. Shen, W. Li, Y. Zhang, Y. Chen, N. Lin, S. Su, B. Li, J. Liu, W. Liu

Black carbon (BC) plays an important role in both climate change and health impact. Still, BC emissions as well as the historical trends are associated with high uncertainties in existing...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Dutkiewicz, V. A., Anthony M. DeJulio, Tanveer Ahmed, James Laing, Philip K. Hopke, Ragnhild B. Skeie, Yrjö Viisanen, Jussi Paatero, Liaquat Husain

Concentrations of atmospheric black carbon, [BC], were determined from filter samples collected weekly at Kevo, Finland (69°45′N, 27°02′E), from 1964 to 2010 using optical and...

Hydrofluorocarbons & Alternatives
Methane
2014 | Scientific Publications
Sánchez M. L., M. Ángeles García, I. A. Pérez, N. Pardo

Continuous methane, CH4, concentrations were measured in a rural area of the upper Spanish plateau from June 2010 to May 2012 by cavity ringdown spectroscopy technique. The results...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Yacovitch, T. I., S. C. Herndon, J. R. Roscioli, C. Floerchinger, R. M. McGovern, M. Agnese, G. Petron, ́J. Kofler, C. Sweeney, A. Karion, S. A. Conley, E. A. Kort, L. Nahle, M. Fischer, L. Hildebrandt, J. Koeth, J. B. McManus, D. D. Nelson, M. S. Zahniser, C. E. Kolb

Methane is an important greenhouse gas and tropospheric ozone precursor. Simultaneous observation of ethane with methane can help identify specific methane source types. Aerodyne Ethane-Mini...

Tropospheric Ozone
2014 | Scientific Publications
Foret, G., M. Eremenko, J. Cuesta, P. Sellitto, J. Barré, B. Gaubert, A. Coman, G. Dufour, X. Liu, M. Joly, C. Doche, M. Beekmann

Due to its impact on environment, tropospheric ozone received particular attention since several decades. Ground-based networks associated with regional chemical transport models are used to...

SLCP impacts

Aerosol Air Pollution
2014 | Scientific Publications
Hu, W., G. S. Downward, B. Reiss, J. Xu, B. A. Bassig, H. D. Hosgood, III, L. Zhang, W. J. Seow, G. Wu, R. S. Chapman, L. Tian, F. Wei, R. Vermeulen, & Q. Lan

The combustion of biomass and coal is the dominant source of household air pollution (HAP) in China, and contributes significantly to the total burden of disease in the Chinese population. To...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Bellouin N.

Particles of smoke from natural and human-made fires absorb sunlight and contribute to global warming. Laboratory experiments suggest that smoke is often more absorbing than current numerical...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Kühn, T., A.-I. Partanen, A. Laakso, Z. Lu, T. Bergman, S. Mikkonen, H. Kokkola, H. Korhonen,P. Räisänen, D. G. Streets, S. Romakkaniemi, & A. Laaksonen

Increases in Asian aerosol emissions have been suggested as one possible reason for the hiatus in global temperature increase during the past 15 years. We study the effect of sulphur and black...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Glantz, P., A. Bourassa, A. Herber, T. Iversen, J. Karlsson, A. Kirkevåg, M. Maturilli, Ø. Seland, K. Stebel, H. Struthers, M. Tesche, & L. Thomason

In this study Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Aqua retrievals of aerosol optical thickness (AOT) at 555 nm are compared to Sun photometer measurements from Svalbard for a...

Air Pollution & Health
2014 | Scientific Publications
Qiao, L., J. Cai, H. Wang, W. Wang, M. Zhou, S. Lou, R. Chen, H. Dai, C. Chen, H. Kan

Although ambient PM2.5 has been linked to adverse health effects, the chemical constituents that cause harm are largely unclear. Few prior studies in a developing country have reported the health...

SLCP emission sources

Agriculture
Biomass Burning & Cooking and Heating
2014 | Scientific Publications
Chakrabarty, R. K., N. D. Beres, H. Moosmuller, S. China, C. Mazzoleni, M. K. Dubey, L. Liu, & M. I. Mishchenko

Wildfires contribute significantly to global soot emissions, yet their aerosol formation mechanisms and resulting particle properties are poorly understood and parameterized in climate models. The...

2014 | Scientific Publications
Saleh, R., E. S. Robinson, D. S. Tkacik, A. T. Ahern, S. Liu, A. C. Aiken, R. C. Sullivan, A. A. Presto, M. K. Dubey, R. J. Yokelson, N. M. Donahue, & A. L. Robinson

Atmospheric particulate matter plays an important role in the Earth’s radiative balance. Over the past two decades, it has been established that a portion of particulate matter, black carbon...

Fossil Fuels
Transport & Industry
Waste
Cross Cutting & Emerging SLCP Source Sectors
2014 | Scientific Publications
Reid, M. et al.

Pit latrines are an important form of decentralized wastewater management, providing hygienic and low-cost sanitation for approximately one-quarter of the global population. Latrines are also...

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