Decreasing diurnal temperature range: CO2 greenhouse or SO2 energy balance effect?

Robert Balling, S. B. Idso

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The United States diurnal temperature range trend over the past 63 years exhibits characteristics that appear related to the time course of global industrial productivity. This observation implicates SO2-modulated energy balance perturbations rather than the CO2 greenhouse effect as the agent responsible for the decreasing diurnal temperature range of the past three decades.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)455-459
Number of pages5
JournalAtmospheric Research
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science


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