Articles | Volume 18, issue 4
Research article
12 Apr 2022
Research article |  | 12 Apr 2022

The 1600 CE Huaynaputina eruption as a possible trigger for persistent cooling in the North Atlantic region

Sam White, Eduardo Moreno-Chamarro, Davide Zanchettin, Heli Huhtamaa, Dagomar Degroot, Markus Stoffel, and Christophe Corona

Data sets

Model data of White et al. (2022, Climate of the Past) E. Moreno-Chamarro

Short summary
This study examines whether the 1600 Huaynaputina volcano eruption triggered persistent cooling in the North Atlantic. It compares previous paleoclimate simulations with new climate reconstructions from natural proxies and historical documents and finds that the reconstructions are consistent with, but do not support, an eruption trigger for persistent cooling. The study also analyzes societal impacts of climatic change in ca. 1600 and the use of historical observations in model–data comparison.