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The significance of volcanic eruption strength and frequency for climate

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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 clima...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1256/qj.03.60

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Physics - Atmospheric,Oceanic and Planetary Physics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Physics - Atmospheric,Oceanic and Planetary Physics
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Institution:
University of Reading
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society Journal website
Volume:
130
Issue:
602
Pages:
2361–2376
Publication date:
2004-10-05
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EISSN:
1477-870X
URN:
uuid:ffc30b9f-3469-49f0-9301-3ba6fd1a3bf8
Local pid:
ora:5145

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