Volcanic Activity And Climate

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[ADP-vol141]

To understand the basis of global climate change, it is necessary to separate man-made from natural causes such as solar and volcanic activity. By regarding volcanic eruptions as large-scale geophysics experiments that allow abundant observations of the stratospheric aerosol content, a major influence on climate, and the testing of numerical models, it is possible to determine what kinds of climate anomalies and ozone layer changes they have produced and take a major step in understanding climate change.

This book discusses such effects in detail and in a form accessible to the broad range of professionals and students concerned with global change.

Description

[ADP-vol141]

To understand the basis of global climate change, it is necessary to separate man-made from natural causes such as solar and volcanic activity. By regarding volcanic eruptions as large-scale geophysics experiments that allow abundant observations of the stratospheric aerosol content, a major influence on climate, and the testing of numerical models, it is possible to determine what kinds of climate anomalies and ozone layer changes they have produced and take a major step in understanding climate change.

This book discusses such effects in detail and in a form accessible to the broad range of professionals and students concerned with global change.

Contents

  • Introduction
    • 1. Sulfate Aerosols┬á2. Modeling Aerosol Properties
    • 3. Climate Impact of Aerosols: Tropospheric Aerosols / Stratospheric Aerosols
    • 4. Conclusions
    • References
  • Chapter 1. Global Climate Diagnostic Data And Numerical Modeling Results
    • 1.1 Conventional Observations
    • 1.2 Cause and Effect Studies
    • 1.3 Satellite Observations
    • 1.4 Recognition of Anthropogenic Signals
    • 1.5 Numerical Climate Modeling Results
    • References
  • Chapter 2. Some Past Eruptions: Volcanic Aerosols and Climatological Evidence
    • 2.1 Development of Scientific Views
    • 2.2 Prominent Eruptions During Past 200 Years
    • 2.3 Volcanic Aerosols
    • References
  • Chapter 3. Recent Major Explosive Volcanic Eruptions
    • 3.1 The Mount St. Helens Volcano Eruption
    • 3.2 The El Chich´┐Żn Volcano Eruption
    • 3.3 The Mount Pinatubo Volcano Eruption
    • References
  • Chapter 4. Properties of Aerosols – Radiative Effects
    • 4.1 In situ Measurements
    • 4.2 Remote Sounding of Stratospheric Aerosol Properties
    • References
  • Chapter 5. Assessment of the Impact of Volcanic Eruptions on Climate
    • 5.1 Observational Data and Radiation Budget
    • 5.2 Numerical Modeling of the Climatic Impact of Stratospheric Aerosols
    • 5.3 Effects of Volcanic Eruptions on Atmospheric Ozone.
    • 5.4 Conclusion
    • References

ISBN: 0-937194-37-9, 1997, Hardcover, 394 pages