Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Clim. Past, 17, 241–252, 2021

Special issue: Interdisciplinary studies of volcanic impacts on climate and...

Clim. Past, 17, 241–252, 2021

Research article 26 Jan 2021

Research article | 26 Jan 2021

The response of annual minimum temperature on the eastern central Tibetan Plateau to large volcanic eruptions over the period 1380–2014 CE

Yajun Wang et al.

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It is not clear to what extent or in what manner a strong volcanic eruption will influence temperature in different regions over the long term. Therefore, new 635-year annual mean minimum temperatures (Tmin) across the eastern central Tibetan Plateau were used to explored the response of Tmin to strong volcanic eruptions. Our results show that there is a high probability that the Tmin decreases within 2 years of a large volcanic eruption, especially when such eruptions occur in low latitudes.