Radiative forcing from aerosols Aerosols can affect the climate by changing the way radiation is transmitted through the atmosphere.
Aerosol Forcing Direct radiative Indirect radiative forcing forcing
Aerosols – Direct forcing Aerosols reflect sunlight back into space, and reduce the amount of solar radiation that reaches the surface cause the Earth's surface temperature to cool down.
Aerosol - Indirect forcing Effect on Clouds properties Aerosols contribute to cloud formation. more aerosol, the smaller the cloud droplets tend to be. clouds with more but smaller drops reflect 90% of radiation back to space.