COSEE Ocean Systems: News
U of S-led satellite research reveals smaller volcanoes could cool climate
Description: An international research team has discovered that aerosols from relatively small volcanic eruptions can be boosted into the high atmosphere by weather systems such as monsoons, where they can affect global temperatures. Until now it was thought that a massively energetic eruption was needed to inject aerosols past the troposphere, the turbulent atmospheric layer closest to the earth, into the stable layers of the stratosphere higher up. [Source: University of Saskatchewan]
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Source: University of Saskatchewan
Publish Date: 7/5/2012
Reading Level: Basic
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