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Rampino et al. 1988

Rampino, M.R., S. Self, and R.B. Stothers, 1988: Volcanic winters. Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci., 16, 73-99, doi:10.1146/annurev.ea.16.050188.000445.

Considering the knowledge that we have gained in the past few decades about the mechanisms of volcanic eruptions and the generation of volcanic aerosol clouds in the atmosphere, it is reasonable to ask what the atmospheric effects of the largests eruptions might be. Beyond the local devastation and regional effects, it is known that some historical eruptions had a noticeable impact on climate and agriculture on a hemispheric to global basis. This being the case, much larger eruptions may possibly have caused severe "volcanic winters", perhaps similar to the recently propoed "nuclear winter". These supereruptions must therefor be considered in discussions of matural hazards that might have global consequences.

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  author={Rampino, M. R. and Self, S. and Stothers, R. B.},
  title={Volcanic winters},
  journal={Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences},

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ID  - ra00400a
AU  - Rampino, M. R.
AU  - Self, S.
AU  - Stothers, R. B.
PY  - 1988
TI  - Volcanic winters
JA  - Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci.
JO  - Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences
VL  - 16
SP  - 73
EP  - 99
DO  - 10.1146/annurev.ea.16.050188.000445
ER  -

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