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Volcanoes and climate: Krakatoa's signature persists in the ocean
Gleckler, P.J.; Wigley, T.M.L.; Santer, B.D.; Gregory, J.M.; AchutaRao, K.; Taylor, K.E. (2006). Volcanoes and climate: Krakatoa's signature persists in the ocean. Nature (Lond.) 439(7077): 675
In: Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 0028-0836, more
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  • Gleckler, P.J.
  • Wigley, T.M.L.
  • Santer, B.D.
  • Gregory, J.M.
  • AchutaRao, K.
  • Taylor, K.E.

Abstract
    The 1883 eruption of the volcano Krakatoa in Indonesia has echoed down the centuries in art and in legend. Now an analysis of a suite of 12 climate models shows that Krakatoa also made its presence felt well into the twentieth century in the form of reduced ocean warming and sea-level rise. The changes lasted much longer than was previously suspected and were sufficient to offset much of the ocean warming and sea-level rise caused by more recent human activities.

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