Stratospheric Loading of Sulfur from Explosive Volcanic Eruptions

  title={Stratospheric Loading of Sulfur from Explosive Volcanic Eruptions},
  author={Gregg J. S. Bluth and William I. Rose and Ian E. Sprod},
This paper is an attempt to measure our understanding of volcano/atmosphere interactions by comparing a box model of potential volcanogenic aerosol production and removal in the stratosphere with the stratospheric aerosol optical depth over the period of 1979 to 1994. Model results and observed data are in good agreement both in magnitude and removal rates for the two largest eruptions, El Chichón and Pinatubo. However, the peak of stratospheric optical depth occurs about nine months after the… CONTINUE READING
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