Articles | Volume 21, issue 10
Research article
21 May 2021
Research article |  | 21 May 2021

Effect of volcanic emissions on clouds during the 2008 and 2018 Kilauea degassing events

Katherine H. Breen, Donifan Barahona, Tianle Yuan, Huisheng Bian, and Scott C. James

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Increases in atmospheric aerosols affect the scattering and absorption of solar radiation by altering the macrophysical and microphysical processes of clouds. We analyzed aerosol–cloud interactions in response to degassing events from the Kilauea volcano in 2008 and 2018 by comparing satellite and simulated cloud properties. Results showed a threshold response to overcome meteorological effects that is largely controlled by aerosol concentration, composition, plume height, and ENSO state.
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