Journal of Climate

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Missing monsoon lead to 'years without a summer'

Why do cold, rainy summers in Europe follow intense volcanic eruptions in the tropics? A research team based at the University of Bern may have found the answer: volcanic emissions in the atmosphere block sunlight and can ...

dateFeb 14, 2014 in Environment
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Sea-ice formation sustained the 'Little Ice Age'

Volcanic eruptions and reduced solar radiation caused global cooling between the thirteenth and the fifteenth centuries. The resulting accelerated formation of sea ice in the Northern Seas triggered a positive feedback process ...

dateSep 30, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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