Articles | Volume 18, issue 3
Research article
15 Feb 2018
Research article |  | 15 Feb 2018

Multi-model comparison of the volcanic sulfate deposition from the 1815 eruption of Mt. Tambora

Lauren Marshall, Anja Schmidt, Matthew Toohey, Ken S. Carslaw, Graham W. Mann, Michael Sigl, Myriam Khodri, Claudia Timmreck, Davide Zanchettin, William T. Ball, Slimane Bekki, James S. A. Brooke, Sandip Dhomse, Colin Johnson, Jean-Francois Lamarque, Allegra N. LeGrande, Michael J. Mills, Ulrike Niemeier, James O. Pope, Virginie Poulain, Alan Robock, Eugene Rozanov, Andrea Stenke, Timofei Sukhodolov, Simone Tilmes, Kostas Tsigaridis, and Fiona Tummon


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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Lauren Marshall on behalf of the Authors (14 Dec 2017)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (19 Dec 2017) by Ben Kravitz
AR by Lauren Marshall on behalf of the Authors (24 Dec 2017)  Author's response   Manuscript 

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Lauren Marshall on behalf of the Authors (07 Feb 2018)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (08 Feb 2018) by Ben Kravitz
Short summary
We use four global aerosol models to compare the simulated sulfate deposition from the 1815 Mt. Tambora eruption to ice core records. Inter-model volcanic sulfate deposition differs considerably. Volcanic sulfate deposited on polar ice sheets is used to estimate the atmospheric sulfate burden and subsequently radiative forcing of historic eruptions. Our results suggest that deriving such relationships from model simulations may be associated with greater uncertainties than previously thought.
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