Articles | Volume 24, issue 10
Research article
28 May 2024
Research article |  | 28 May 2024

Initial atmospheric conditions control transport of volcanic volatiles, forcing and impacts

Zhihong Zhuo, Herman F. Fuglestvedt, Matthew Toohey, and Kirstin Krüger

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This work simulated volcanic eruptions with varied eruption source parameters under different initial conditions with a fully coupled Earth system model. We show that initial atmospheric conditions control the meridional distribution of volcanic volatiles and modulate volcanic forcing and subsequent climate and environmental impacts of tropical and Northern Hemisphere extratropical eruptions. This highlights the potential for predicting these impacts as early as the first post-eruption month.
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