Modest volcanic eruptions partly explain 'warming hiatus'

January 12, 2015 7:41 AM

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Scientists have long identified that volcanoes cool the atmosphere since of the sulfur dioxide that is expelled in the course of eruptions. Droplets of sulfuric acid that type when the gas combines with oxygen in the upper atmosphere can persist for numerous...

Scientists have long identified that volcanoes cool the atmosphere since of the sulfur dioxide that is expelled in the course of eruptions. Droplets of sulfuric acid that type when the gas combines with oxygen in the upper atmosphere can persist for numerous months, reflecting sunlight away from Ear...

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