Articles | Volume 18, issue 21
Research article
06 Nov 2018
Research article |  | 06 Nov 2018

Long-range transport of volcanic aerosol from the 2010 Merapi tropical eruption to Antarctica

Xue Wu, Sabine Griessbach, and Lars Hoffmann

Data sets

Volcanic emissions from AIRS observations: detection methods, case study, and statistical analysis ( L. Hoffmann, S. Griessbach, and C. I. Meyer

Model code and software

Massive-Parallel Trajectory Calculations (MPTRAC) L. Hoffmann

Short summary
Volcanic aerosol is an important source of sulfur for Antarctica, where local sources of sulfur are rare. Midlatitude and high-latitude volcanism can directly influence the aerosol budget of the polar stratosphere, but tropical volcanic eruptions can also enhance polar aerosols by transport. Our study investigates pathway and transport processes of volcanic aerosol from the tropics to the lower stratosphere over Antarctica by combining Lagrangian transport simulation and satellite observations.
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