Tropics cooled by volcanic eruptions, says study

December 21st, 2008 in Earth / Earth Sciences
The Reventador Volcano erupting
The Reventador Volcano erupted in November 2008 in Reventador, some 90 km northeast of Quito, Ecuador. Volcanic eruptions have periodically cooled the tropics over at least the last 450 years by spewing out particles that girdle the world at high altitude and reflect sunlight, according to a study released Sunday.


The Reventador Volcano erupted in November 2008 in Reventador, some 90 km northeast of Quito, Ecuador. Volcanic eruptions have periodically cooled the tropics over at least the last 450 years by spewing out particles that girdle the world at high altitude and reflect sunlight, according to a study released Sunday.

Volcanic eruptions have periodically cooled the tropics over at least the last 450 years by spewing out particles that girdle the world at high altitude and reflect sunlight, according to a study released Sunday.



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