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Air Pollution as a Climate Forcing: A Workshop

Honolulu, Hawaii, April 29-May 3, 2002

Workshop Proceedings

Edited by James E. Hansen


1. Background

2. Summaries

A. Overview (Daniel Albritton)
B. Gases (Michael Prather)
C. Aerosols (Tami Bond)
D. Technology (Terry Surles)
E. Health Effects (Daniel Greenbaum)
F. Agriculture and Ecosystems (Denise Mauzerall)

3/4. Agenda, Presentations and Abstracts

A. Methane, Ozone, Precursors, and Emission Inventories
B. Aerosol Climatologies, Trends, and Climate Forcings
C. Technologies: Potential to Reduce Emissions
D. Human Health, Agriculture and Ecosystems
E. Investments with Multiple Payoffs

5. Participants

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These conference proceedings are available in printed form. To request a copy, please send e-mail to Ms. Patricia Formosa. Please use "Request for 2002 Hawaii workshop proceedings" as the subject of your e-mail.

The workshop, held at the East-West Center of the University of Hawaii, was sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the California Air Resources Board, the California Energy Commission, the International Pacific Research Center, and the East-West Center. Support of the workshop by Jay McCreary and Lorenz Magaard of IPRC and Eileen Shea and Kirk Smith of the East-West Center is gratefully acknowledged. Logistical support prior to, during and after the workshop was provided by Jerry Comcowich, Keiko Hall, Sally Conlon, Jean Motooka and Ellen Bahr of IPRC and by Evelyn De Jesus-Quiles, Carl Codan and Eleni Palmos at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Evelyn De Jesus-Quiles, Lilly Del Valle and Brenda Almonte assisted in the preparation of this report. Robert Schmunk produced the web version of this report, which is available at