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Publication Date
23 December 2015

Correspondence: Volcanic effects on climate



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.

“Correspondence: Volcanic Effects On Climate”. 2015. Nature Climate Change 6: 3-4. doi:10.1038/nclimate2859.
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