The global impact of the Minoan eruption of Santorini, Greece

  title={The global impact of the Minoan eruption of Santorini, Greece},
  author={David M. Pyle},
  journal={Environmental Geology},
  • D. Pyle
  • Published 24 March 1997
  • Geology
  • Environmental Geology
Abstract The Minoan eruption of Santorini was a large-magnitude natural event. However, in terms of scale it ranks smaller in erupted volume and eruptive intensity than the historical eruption of Tambora in 1815 AD, and smaller in sulphur emission and, by inference, climatic effects than both the Tambora and Mt. Pinatubo, 1991, eruptions. Eruption statistics for the past 2000 years indicate that Minoan-size eruptions typically occur at a rate of several per thousand years. Eruptions resulting… 

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