Blowin' in the wind: Research priorities for climate effects of volcanic eruptions



Volcanic eruptions inject gases and ash into the atmosphere, with climatic impacts on time scales up to decades. At the AGU Chapman Conference on Volcanism and the Earth's Atmosphere, held in Greece last summer, 108 scientists gathered to assess our understanding of volcanic emissions and the atmosphere's response to them, and to outline topics for future interdisciplinary collaboration that will lead to better understanding and prediction of the effects of large explosive eruptions.