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Correspondence: Volcanic effects on climate

TitleCorrespondence: Volcanic effects on climate
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
Authors, Salomon Susan, Ridley David, Fyfe John, Beltran Francisco, Bonfils Céline, Painter Jeff, and Zelinka Mark
JournalNature Climate Change
Volume6
Pages3-4
Abstract / Summary

The paper attempts to understand and interpret results published by Johansson et al. in a 2015 paper in Nature Climate Change. It shows that Johansson et al.’s estimate of the radiative forcing from Pinatubo is 2.5 to 5 times smaller than the forcing inferred from direct and indirect observations. Our research provides scientific motivation for incorporating better observational constraints (like ISCCP and CERES measurements of net radiative fluxes) in Bayesian studies that seek to estimate volcanically induced cooling signals.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2859
DOI10.1038/nclimate2859
Journal: Nature Climate Change
Year of Publication: 2015
Volume: 6
Pages: 3-4
Publication Date: 12/2015

The paper attempts to understand and interpret results published by Johansson et al. in a 2015 paper in Nature Climate Change. It shows that Johansson et al.’s estimate of the radiative forcing from Pinatubo is 2.5 to 5 times smaller than the forcing inferred from direct and indirect observations. Our research provides scientific motivation for incorporating better observational constraints (like ISCCP and CERES measurements of net radiative fluxes) in Bayesian studies that seek to estimate volcanically induced cooling signals.

DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2859
Citation:
2015.  "Correspondence: Volcanic effects on climate."  Nature Climate Change 6: 3-4.  https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2859.