Articles | Volume 18, issue 3
Research article
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15 Mar 2022
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 15 Mar 2022

Magnitude, frequency and climate forcing of global volcanism during the last glacial period as seen in Greenland and Antarctic ice cores (60–9 ka)

Jiamei Lin, Anders Svensson, Christine S. Hvidberg, Johannes Lohmann, Steffen Kristiansen, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Jørgen Peder Steffensen, Sune Olander Rasmussen, Eliza Cook, Helle Astrid Kjær, Bo M. Vinther, Hubertus Fischer, Thomas Stocker, Michael Sigl, Matthias Bigler, Mirko Severi, Rita Traversi, and Robert Mulvaney


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on cp-2021-100', Alan Robock, 14 Aug 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on cp-2021-100', Chaochao Gao, 29 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on cp-2021-100', Eric Wolff, 02 Sep 2021
  • CC2: 'Comment on cp-2021-100', Jihong Cole-Dai, 05 Sep 2021
  • CC3: 'Comment on cp-2021-100 (Thomas Aubry, Lauren Marshall and Anja Schmidt)', Thomas Aubry, 28 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (01 Dec 2021) by Matthew Toohey
AR by Jiamei Lin on behalf of the Authors (03 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Dec 2021) by Matthew Toohey
RR by Eric Wolff (20 Dec 2021)
RR by Chaochao Gao (23 Dec 2021)
RR by Jihong Cole-Dai (31 Dec 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Jan 2022) by Matthew Toohey
AR by Jiamei Lin on behalf of the Authors (11 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Jiamei Lin on behalf of the Authors (15 Feb 2022)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (06 Mar 2022) by Matthew Toohey
Short summary
We employ acidity records from Greenland and Antarctic ice cores to estimate the emission strength, frequency and climatic forcing for large volcanic eruptions from the last half of the last glacial period. A total of 25 volcanic eruptions are found to be larger than any eruption in the last 2500 years, and we identify more eruptions than obtained from geological evidence. Towards the end of the glacial period, there is a notable increase in volcanic activity observed for Greenland.