Volcanic Emissions and Global Cooling

University of Florida

This site provides information about the effects of carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide volcanic emissions on global climate. Helpful diagrams depict the chemical processes involved in atmospheric cooling and historical examples are cited. The 1991 eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in used as a case study. The site also provides links to references cited and additional resources.

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Cutting Edge

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16)
Geochemistry Applications: Environmental Geochemistry, Atmospheric Geochemistry
Health Topics: Gases, Airborne Transport Processes
Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Petrology, Atmospheric ScienceKeywords: Mount Tambora, Mt. Toba