The December 1981 eruption of Nyamuragira Volcano (Zaire), and the origin of the “mystery cloud” of early 1982

@article{Krueger1996TheD1,
  title={The December 1981 eruption of Nyamuragira Volcano (Zaire), and the origin of the “mystery cloud” of early 1982},
  author={Arlin J. Krueger and Charles C. Schnetzler and Louis S. Walter},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  year={1996},
  volume={101},
  pages={15191-15196}
}
The "mystery" volcanic aerosols observed in early 1982 were produced by the eruption of Nyamuragira in eastern Zaire. Large sulfur dioxide clouds associated with this volcano were found in the total ozone mapping spectrometer data beginning on December 26, 1981, continuing into early January 1982. This fissure eruption produced 3 million tons of sulfur dioxide in clouds that rose only to the tropopause level on the basis of winds and inferred chemical loss rates (about 20%/day), which are… 

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