Centennial-scale climate change from decadally-paced explosive volcanism: a coupled sea ice-ocean mechanism

  title={Centennial-scale climate change from decadally-paced explosive volcanism: a coupled sea ice-ocean mechanism},
  author={Yuan Zhong and Gifford H. Miller and Bette L. Otto‐Bliesner and Marika M. Holland and David Anthony Bailey and David P. Schneider and {\'A}slaug Geirsd{\'o}ttir},
  journal={Climate Dynamics},
Northern Hemisphere summer cooling through the Holocene is largely driven by the steady decrease in summer insolation tied to the precession of the equinoxes. However, centennial-scale climate departures, such as the Little Ice Age, must be caused by other forcings, most likely explosive volcanism and changes in solar irradiance. Stratospheric volcanic aerosols have the stronger forcing, but their short residence time likely precludes a lasting climate impact from a single eruption. Decadally… 
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