project . 2021 - 2024 . On going

ElectricVolcano

Climatic impacts of volcaninc ash electrification
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  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 895461 Call for proposal: H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
  • Funded under: H2020 | MSCA-IF-EF-ST Overall Budget: 165,085 EURFunder Contribution: 165,085 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Mar 2021
    End Date
    28 Feb 2024
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
Description
Volcanic eruptions affect the Earth’s climate by altering radiation balance through the injection of aerosols in the stratosphere. Conventional knowledge assumes that volcanic influences on climate are mediated by sulfate aerosols only. Recent space-based measurements, however, have challenged this assumption by providing definite evidence that the stratospheric aerosol layer is actually a mixture of sulfates and ash for many months after the eruption. This project aims to understand the unknown processes responsible for the prolonged residence time of the volcanic ash in the stratosphere and to assess its climatic impact. Our main hypothesis is that electric ch...
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Description
Volcanic eruptions affect the Earth’s climate by altering radiation balance through the injection of aerosols in the stratosphere. Conventional knowledge assumes that volcanic influences on climate are mediated by sulfate aerosols only. Recent space-based measurements, however, have challenged this assumption by providing definite evidence that the stratospheric aerosol layer is actually a mixture of sulfates and ash for many months after the eruption. This project aims to understand the unknown processes responsible for the prolonged residence time of the volcanic ash in the stratosphere and to assess its climatic impact. Our main hypothesis is that electric ch...
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