Frost rings in trees as records of major volcanic eruptions

@article{LaMarche1984FrostRI,
  title={Frost rings in trees as records of major volcanic eruptions},
  author={Valmore C. LaMarche and Katherine K. Hirschboeck},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1984},
  volume={307},
  pages={121-126}
}
  • Valmore C. LaMarche, Katherine K. Hirschboeck
  • Published 1984
  • Geology
  • Nature
  • New data about climatically-effective volcanic eruptions during the past several thousand years may be contained in frost-damage zones in the annual rings of trees. There is good agreement in the timing of frost events and recent eruptions, and the damage can be plausibly linked to climatic effects of stratospheric aerosol veils on hemispheric and global scales. The cataclysmic proto-historic eruption of Santorini (Thera), in the Aegean, is tentatively dated to 1628–26 BC from frost-ring… CONTINUE READING
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