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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 485-499, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-485-2017
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Research article
11 Jan 2017
Revisiting the observed surface climate response to large volcanic eruptions
Fabian Wunderlich and Daniel M. Mitchell
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Interactive discussionStatus: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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RC1: 'Review', Anonymous Referee #1, 14 Apr 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Response to Anonymous Referee #1 of “Uncertainty and detectability of climate surface response to large volcanic eruptions”.', Fabian Wunderlich, 03 Aug 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
 
RC2: 'Review of "Uncertainty and detectability of climate surface response to large volcanic eruptions"', Anonymous Referee #2, 26 Apr 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC2: 'Response to Anonymous Referee #2', Fabian Wunderlich, 03 Aug 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
 
SC1: 'Short Comment on Wunderlich and Mitchell by Karsten Haustein', Karsten Haustein, 16 May 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
AC3: 'Response to Karsten Haustein', Fabian Wunderlich, 03 Aug 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Fabian Wunderlich on behalf of the Authors (04 Aug 2016)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 Aug 2016) by Peter Haynes  
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Aug 2016) by Peter Haynes
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (01 Sep 2016)  
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (05 Sep 2016)  
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (13 Sep 2016) by Peter Haynes  
AR by Fabian Wunderlich on behalf of the Authors (04 Oct 2016)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (10 Oct 2016) by Peter Haynes  
AR by Fabian Wunderlich on behalf of the Authors (20 Oct 2016)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (25 Oct 2016) by Peter Haynes  
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Short summary
Large volcanic eruptions can eject aerosols into the stratosphere and prevent UV radiation reaching the surface, resulting in surface cooling. A secondary, non-linear effect occurs at high latitudes. While the surface cooling is robust in observations, we show that the non-linear, high-latitude effect is less robust. Climate models have failures at reproducing both aspects, probably because of aliasing with other climate modes and overrepresentation of stratospheric aerosol.
Large volcanic eruptions can eject aerosols into the stratosphere and prevent UV radiation...
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