Solar radiation modification (SRM)

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Solar radiation modification refers to the intentional modification of the earth’s shortwave radiative budget with the aim of reducing warming. Artificial injection of stratospheric aerosols, marine cloud brightening and land surface albedo modification are examples of proposed SRM methods. SRM does not fall within the definitions of mitigation and adaptation (IPCC, 2012b, p. 2). In the literature SRM is also referred to as solar radiation management or albedo enhancement.

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