Timing and climate forcing of volcanic eruptions for the past 2,500 years

  title={Timing and climate forcing of volcanic eruptions for the past 2,500 years},
  author={Michael Sigl and Mai Winstrup and Joseph Robert McConnell and Kees C. Welten and Gill Plunkett and Francis Ludlow and Ulf B{\"u}ntgen and Marc W. Caffee and Nathan J. Chellman and Dorthe Dahl-Jensen and Hubertus Fischer and Sepp Kipfstuhl and Conor Kostick and Olivia J Maselli and Florian Mekhaldi and Robert Mulvaney and Raimund Muscheler and Daniel R. Pasteris and Jonathan R. Pilcher and Mathew W. Salzer and Simon Sch{\"u}pbach and J{\o}rgen Peder Steffensen and Bo M Vinther and Thomas Edward Woodruff},
Volcanic eruptions contribute to climate variability, but quantifying these contributions has been limited by inconsistencies in the timing of atmospheric volcanic aerosol loading determined from ice cores and subsequent cooling from climate proxies such as tree rings. Here we resolve these inconsistencies and show that large eruptions in the tropics and high latitudes were primary drivers of interannual-to-decadal temperature variability in the Northern Hemisphere during the past 2,500 years… 

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