The great dry fog of 1783

  title={The great dry fog of 1783},
  author={Richard B. Stothers},
  journal={Climatic Change},
  • R. Stothers
  • Published 1996
  • Environmental Science
  • Climatic Change
A persistent dry haze hung over Europe during the second half of 1783. Spawned by the Laki basalt fissure eruption in southern Iceland, this fog evoked much contemporary written commentary, from which the course of events is here reconstructed in a quantitative way. It was the densest European dry fog since the late Middle Ages, and it lay primarily in the troposphere. Spreading broadly toward the south and east, it nevertheless remained mostly confined to the North Atlantic, western Eurasia… 

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