Sun/dust correlations and volcanic interference
Article first published online: 15 MAY 2002
Copyright 2002 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 29, Issue 9, pages 75-1–75-4, May 2002
How to Cite
Sun/dust correlations and volcanic interference, Geophys. Res. Lett., 29(9), doi:10.1029/2002GL014858, 2002., , and ,
- Issue published online: 15 MAY 2002
- Article first published online: 15 MAY 2002
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 APR 2002
- Manuscript Revised: 19 MAR 2002
- Manuscript Received: 4 FEB 2002
 We examine the relationship between the GISP2 dust profile, a proxy for the Northern Hemisphere atmospheric dust load, and the Wolf sunspot number, a proxy for solar activity. The two records are positively correlated, but the phase of the relationship is disturbed by the effects of explosive volcanism. Similar correlation failures have already been noted for many other climatic indicators. Our work suggests that a large fraction of the correlation failures may be attributed to explosive volcanic activity.