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Climate Response to Smoke from the Burning Oil Wells in Kuwait

By S. Bakan, A. Chlond, U. Cubasch, J. Feichter, H. Graf, H. Grassl, K. Hasselmann, I. Kirchner, M. Latif, E. Roeckner, R. Sausen, U. Schlese, D. Schriever, I. Schult, U. Schumann, F. Sielmann and W. Welke


The response of the global climate system to smoke from burning oil wells in Kuwait is investigated in a series of numerical experiments using a coupled atmosphere–ocean general circulation model with an interactive soot transport model and extended radiation scheme. The results show a decrease in surface air temperature of ~4 °C in the Gulf region. Outside this region the changes are small and statistically insignificant. No weakening of the Indian summer monsoon is observed

Topics: Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre
Publisher: 'Springer Science and Business Media LLC'
Year: 1991
DOI identifier: 10.1038/351367a0
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