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Rewriting the history of volcanic forcing during the past 2,000 years


July 6, 2014

an ice core is analyzed in DRI's analytical lab A team of scientists led by Michael Sigl and Joe McConnell of Nevada's Desert Research Institute have completed the most accurate and precise reconstruction to date of historic volcanic sulfate emissions in the Southern Hemisphere. The new record, described in the online edition of Nature Climate Change, is derived from a large number of individual ice cores, collected at locations across Antarctica, and is the first annually resolved record extending through the Common Era. Full Story

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