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Anchukaitis et al. 2010

Anchukaitis, K.J., B.M. Buckley, E.R. Cook, B.I. Cook, R.D. D'Arrigo, and C.M. Ammann, 2010: The influence of volcanic eruptions on the climate of the Asian monsoon region. Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L22703, doi:10.1029/2010GL044843.

Several state-of-the-art general circulation models (GCMs) predict that large volcanic eruptions should result in anomalous dry conditions throughout much of monsoon Asia. Here, we use long and well-validated proxy reconstructions of Asian droughts and pluvials to detect the influence of volcanic radiative forcing on the hydroclimate of the region since the late Medieval period. Superposed epoch analysis reveals significantly wetter conditions over mainland southeast Asia in the year of an eruption, with drier conditions in central Asia. Our proxy and model comparison suggests that GCMs may not yet capture all of the important ocean-atmosphere dynamics responsible for the influence of explosive volcanism on the climate of Asia.

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@article{an03100m,
  author={Anchukaitis, K. J. and Buckley, B. M. and Cook, E. R. and Cook, B. I. and D'Arrigo, R. D. and Ammann, C. M.},
  title={The influence of volcanic eruptions on the climate of the Asian monsoon region},
  year={2010},
  journal={Geophys. Res. Lett.},
  volume={37},
  pages={L22703},
  doi={10.1029/2010GL044843},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - an03100m
AU  - Anchukaitis, K. J.
AU  - Buckley, B. M.
AU  - Cook, E. R.
AU  - Cook, B. I.
AU  - D'Arrigo, R. D.
AU  - Ammann, C. M.
PY  - 2010
TI  - The influence of volcanic eruptions on the climate of the Asian monsoon region
JA  - Geophys. Res. Lett.
VL  - 37
SP  - L22703
DO  - 10.1029/2010GL044843
ER  -

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