On Atmospheric Brown Clouds

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"Atmospheric Brown Clouds" V. Ramanathan and P. J. Crutzen, Atmospheric Environment, 37, 4033-4035, 2003.

"Atmospheric Brown Clouds: Long Range Transport and Climate Impacts," V. Ramanathan and M. V. Ramana, EM, December 2003, 28-33.

Ramanathan, V., 2006: “Atmospheric Brown Clouds: Health, Climate and Agriculture Impacts” in the Pontifical Academy of Sciences Scripta Varia 106 Interactions Between Global Change and Human Health, (Pontifica Academia Scientiarvm 2006), pp. 47-60.

Ramanathan V., M.V. Ramana, G. Roberts, D. Kim, C.E. Corrigan, C.E. Chung & D. Winker (2007). Warming trends in Asia amplified by brown cloud solar absorption. Nature, 448, 575-578 doi:10.1038/nature06019.

Ramanathan, V., F. Li, M.V. Ramana, P.S. Praveen, D. Kim, C.E. Corrigan, H. Nguyen (2007). Atmospheric Brown Clouds: Hemispherical and regional variations in long range transport, absorption, and radiative forcing. J. Geophys. Res., 112, D22S21, doi:10.1029/2006JD008124.

Hadley, O.L., V. Ramanathan, G.R. Carmichael, Y. Tang, G.C. Roberts, and G.S. Mauger (2007). Trans-Pacific transport of black carbon and fine aerosols (D < 2.5µm) into North America. J. Geophys. Res., 112, D05309, doi:10.1029/2006JD007632.

Auffhammer, M., V. Ramanathan, and J. R. Vincent, 2006: Integrated model shows that atmospheric brown clouds and greenhouse gases have reduced rice harvests in India, PNAS, 10.1073/pnas.0609584104.

Chung, C.E., V. Ramanathan, D. Kim, and I. A. Podgorny, 2005: Global Anthropogenic Aerosol Direct Forcing Derived from Satellite and Ground-Based Observations. J. Geophys. Res., 110, D24207, doi:10.1029/2005JD006356.

Ramanathan, V., C. Chung, D. Kim, T. Bettge, L. Buja, J. T. Kiehl, W. M. Washington, Q. Fu, D. R. Sikka, and M. Wild, 2005: Atmospheric Brown Clouds: Impacts on South Asian Climate and Hydrological Cycle. PNAS, Vol. 102, No. 15, 5326-5333.

Crutzen, P.J. and V. Ramanathan, 2003: The Parasol Effect in Climate. Science, 302, 1679-1681.

Ramanathan, V. and M. V. Ramana, 2003: Atmospheric Brown Clouds: Long Range Transport and Climate Impacts. EM, December 2003, 28-33.

Ramanathan, V. and P. J. Crutzen, 2003: New Directions: Atmospheric Brown "Clouds". Atmospheric Environment, 37, 4033-4035.

UNEP and C4, 2002: The Asian Brown Cloud: Climate and Other Environmental Impacts. UNEP, Nairobi .

Ramanathan, V., P. J. Crutzen, J. T. Kiehl and D. Rosenfeld, 2001: Aerosols, Climate, and The Hydrological Cycle. Science, 294, 2119-2124.

Ramanathan, V., et al., 2001: The Indian Ocean Experiment: An Integrated Assessment of the Climate Forcing and Effects of the Great Indo-Asian Haze. J. Geophys. Res. Atmospheres,106, (D 22), 28371-28399.

Satheesh, S.K. and V. Ramanathan, 2000: Large Differences in Tropical Aerosol Forcing at the Top of the Atmosphere and Earth’s surface. Nature, 405: 60-63.

Meywerk, J. and V. Ramanathan, 1999: Observations of the Spectral Clear-Sky Aerosol Forcing over the Tropical Indian Ocean. J. Geophys. Res. Atmospheres, 104(D20): 24359-24370.

Jayaraman, A., D. Lubin, S. Ramachandran, V. Ramanathan, E. Woodbridge, W.D. Collins and K.S. Zalpuri, 1998: Direct Observations of Aerosol Radiative Forcing over the Tropical Indian Ocean During the January-February 1996 Pre-INDOEX Cruise. J. Geophys. Res. Atmospheres, 103(D12): 13827-13836.