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The 1815 Eruption of Mount Tambora: Understanding the consequences of a future eruption in a warming world

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 12:54 -- LukeAParsons

Two centuries ago, a major volcanic eruption occurred, disrupting climate with severe impacts on societies worldwide. While documentation of the event was generally sparse, reports from some regions were detailed such as recordings of the “Year Without a Summer” in the northeastern United States.  Here, the simulation of this event in the NCAR Last Millennium Ensemble is examined in order to provide a broader understanding the event. Additional simulations of such an eruption in the late 21st century under business-as-usual conditions are conducted and examined in order to understand the evolving risks of a similar event. 

Fasullo, J.T., B. Otto-Bliesner, B. Tomas, and S. Stevenson
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