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Geoengineering would weaken climate effects from volcanic eruptions

Geoengineering would weaken climate effects from volcanic eruptions

A large volcanic eruption together with stratospheric geoengineering with sulphur injections would lead to weaker and shorter cooling period than in current conditions. A recently published study shows that geoengineering would increase the size of particles forming after volcanic eruptions and reduce their ability to reflect sunlight.

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Anton Laakso, tel. +358 50 360 7186, anton.laakso@fmi.fi

http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/16/305/2016/acp-16-305-2016.html

Radiative and climate impacts of a large volcanic eruption during stratospheric sulfur geoengineering.  A. Laakso1, H. Kokkola1, A.-I. Partanen2,3, U. Niemeier4, C. Timmreck4, K. E. J. Lehtinen1,5, H. Hakkarainen6, and H. Korhonen, doi:10.5194/acp-16-305-2016


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