Articles | Volume 20, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 13687–13700, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-13687-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 13687–13700, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-13687-2020

Research article 14 Nov 2020

Research article | 14 Nov 2020

Scant evidence for a volcanically forced winter warming over Eurasia following the Krakatau eruption of August 1883

Lorenzo M. Polvani and Suzana J. Camargo

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On the basis of questionable early studies, it is widely believed that low-latitude volcanic eruptions cause winter warming over Eurasia. However, we here demonstrate that the winter warming over Eurasia following the 1883 Krakatau eruption was unremarkable and, in all likelihood, unrelated to that eruption. Confirming similar findings for the 1991 Pinatubo eruption, the new research demonstrates that no detectable Eurasian winter warming is to be expected after eruptions of similar magnitude.
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