Articles | Volume 21, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1143–1158, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1143-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1143–1158, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1143-2021
Research article
27 Jan 2021
Research article | 27 Jan 2021

Evidence for the predictability of changes in the stratospheric aerosol size following volcanic eruptions of diverse magnitudes using space-based instruments

Larry W. Thomason et al.

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Measurements of the impact of volcanic eruptions on stratospheric aerosol loading by space-based instruments show show a fairly well-behaved relationship between the magnitude and the apparent changes to aerosol size over several orders of magnitude. This directly measured relationship provides a unique opportunity to verify the performance of interactive aerosol models used in climate models.
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