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Stratospheric aerosol effects from Soufriere Volcano as measured by the SAGE satellite systemDuring its April 1979 eruption series, Soufriere Volcano produced two major stratospheric plumes that the SAGE (Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment) satellite system tracked to West Africa and the North Atlantic Ocean. The total mass of these plumes, whose movement and dispersion are in agreement with those deduced from meteorological data and dispersion theory, was less than 0.5 percent of the global stratospheric aerosol burden; no significant temperature or climate perturbation is therefore expected.
Document ID
19820050123
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Mccormick, M. P. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Kent, G. S. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Yue, G. K. (Institute for Atmospheric Optics and Remote Sensing Hampton, VA, United States)
Cunnold, D. M. (Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
June 4, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: Science
Volume: 216
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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