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Hansen et al. 1978

Hansen, J.E., W.-C. Wang, and A.A. Lacis, 1978: Mount Agung eruption provides test of a global climatic perturbation. Science, 199, 1065-1068, doi:10.1126/science.199.4333.1065.

The Mount Agung eruption volcanic eruption in 1963 provides the best-documented global radiative perturbation to the earth's atmosphere currently available. Data on stratospheric aerosols produced by this eruption have been used as input to a model for the atmospheric thermal structure. The computed magnitude, sign, and phase lag of the temperature changes in both the stratosphere and the troposphere are in good agreement with observation, providing evidence that the climatic response to a global radiative perturbation is significant, as well as support for the use of theoretical models to predict climatic effects.

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  author={Hansen, J. E. and Wang, W.-C. and Lacis, A. A.},
  title={Mount Agung eruption provides test of a global climatic perturbation},

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ID  - ha02600e
AU  - Hansen, J. E.
AU  - Wang, W.-C.
AU  - Lacis, A. A.
PY  - 1978
TI  - Mount Agung eruption provides test of a global climatic perturbation
JA  - Science
JO  - Science
VL  - 199
SP  - 1065
EP  - 1068
DO  - 10.1126/science.199.4333.1065
ER  -

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