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15 May 2019
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 15 May 2019

Northern Hemisphere continental winter warming following the 1991 Mt. Pinatubo eruption: reconciling models and observations

Lorenzo M. Polvani, Antara Banerjee, and Anja Schmidt


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (18 Dec 2018)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Jan 2019) by Rolf Müller
RR by Georgiy Stenchikov (22 Jan 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (23 Jan 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (01 Feb 2019)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (06 Mar 2019) by Rolf Müller
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (03 Apr 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (17 Apr 2019) by Rolf Müller

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Short summary
This study provides compelling new evidence that the surface winter warming observed over the Northern Hemisphere continents following the 1991 eruption of Mt. Pinatubo was, very likely, completely unrelated to the eruption. This result has implications for earlier eruptions, as the evidence presented here demonstrates that the surface signal of even the very largest known eruptions may be swamped by the internal variability at high latitudes.
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