Cloud cooling effects of afforestation and reforestation at midlatitudes

Interesting analysis:

Here, we carefully analyze the situation for reforestation and afforestation (R&A) at midlatitudes, where the warming effects due to vegetation albedo are regarded to be almost balanced by the cooling effects from an increased carbon storage. Using both satellite data and atmospheric boundary-layer models, we show that by including cloudalbedo effects due to land–atmosphere interactions, the R&A cooling at midlatitudes becomes prevalent. This points to a much greater potential of R&A for wet temperate regions than previously considered.

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