The blue suns of 1831: was the eruption of Ferdinandea, near Sicily, one of the largest volcanic climate forcing events of the nineteenth century?

  title={The blue suns of 1831: was the eruption of Ferdinandea, near Sicily, one of the largest volcanic climate forcing events of the nineteenth century?},
  author={Christopher S. Garrison and Christopher R. J. Kilburn and David Smart and Stephen J. Edwards},
Abstract. One of the largest climate forcing eruptions of the nineteenth century was, until recently, believed to have taken place at Babuyan Claro volcano, in the Philippines, in 1831. However, a recent investigation found no reliable evidence of such an eruption, suggesting that the 1831 eruption must have taken place elsewhere. A newly compiled dataset of reported observations of a blue, purple and green sun in August 1831 is here used to reconstruct the transport of a stratospheric aerosol… 


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