Models without volcanic forcing underestimate sea level rise
Article first published online: 9 JUL 2013
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 94, Issue 28, page 252, 9 July 2013
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2013), Models without volcanic forcing underestimate sea level rise, Eos Trans. AGU, 94(28), 252.(
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- ocean heat content;
- climate change;
- sea level rise
Volcanic eruptions spew sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere, which tends to block incoming sunlight, sometimes cooling the planet for several years. This cooling leads to a decrease in the heat stored in the ocean and thus in the rate of ocean thermal expansion and sea level rise. These effects can be seen in simulations that include variations in volcanic aerosol.