The significance of volcanic eruption strength and frequency for climate

  title={The significance of volcanic eruption strength and frequency for climate},
  author={G. Miles and R. Grainger and E. Highwood},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society},
  • G. Miles, R. Grainger, E. Highwood
  • Published 2003
  • Environmental Science, Geology
  • Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
  • A simple physical model of the atmospheric effects of large explosive volcanic eruptions is developed. Using only one input parameter—the initial amount of sulphur dioxide injected into the stratosphere—the global-average stratospheric optical-depth perturbation and surface temperature response are modelled. The simplicity of this model avoids issues of incomplete data (applicable to more comprehensive models), making it a powerful and useful tool for atmospheric diagnostics of this climate… CONTINUE READING
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