Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Research article
15 Apr 2016
Research article |  | 15 Apr 2016

The influence of volcanic eruptions on the climate of tropical South America during the last millennium in an isotope-enabled general circulation model

Christopher M. Colose, Allegra N. LeGrande, and Mathias Vuille

Data sets

Monthly Atmospheric and SST Indices NOAA CPC

Short summary
Volcanic forcing is the most important source of forced variability during the preindustrial component of the last millennium (~ 850-1850 CE) and is important during the last century.

Here, we focus on the climate impact over South America in a model-based study. Emphasis is given to temperature, precipitation, and oxygen isotope variability (allowing for potential contact made with paleoclimate-based observations)