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3. Using computer models to evaluate the climate effects of geoengineering proposals
Evaluating the effectiveness and side-effects of geoengineering by using state-of-the-art computer climate models has been a major component of IAGP's research. This research has taken place at the Universities of Leeds and Bristol, and has been supported by the Met Office.
Many geoengineering proposals have been simulated, including solar geoengineering techniques such as increasing the reflectivity of crops, deserts, seas and marine clouds, as well as forming particles in the stratosphere. Carbon dioxide removal geoengineering has also been considered by looking at ocean acidification, the carbon cycle, and the climate at longer time-scales.
Some of the findings of this research are presented in Briefing Note 4.
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