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Interactive stratospheric aerosol modelling of volcanic eruptions and impact on climate SEES Seminar - Dr Lauren Marshall, Durham University

Explosive volcanic eruptions are important drivers of climate variability. Simulating volcanic eruptions is vital for understanding their impacts on past climate and how they may affect the climate in the future, as well as providing a key benchmark for the evaluation of climate models. How we include explosive volcanic eruptions in climate models has evolved considerably over the last two decades, with interactive aerosol modelling allowing eruptions to be simulated with greater realism, starting from an initial emission of sulfur dioxide.

In this seminar, Dr Lauren Marshall of Durham University will discuss recent work on modelling the effects of large-magnitude eruptions, including how the properties of an eruption impact the climate response, and how volcanic eruptions have affected climate over the last millennium.