Articles | Volume 9, issue 11
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 4049–4070, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-4049-2016

Special issue: The Model Intercomparison Project on the climatic response...

Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 4049–4070, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-4049-2016

Model description paper 11 Nov 2016

Model description paper | 11 Nov 2016

Easy Volcanic Aerosol (EVA v1.0): an idealized forcing generator for climate simulations

Matthew Toohey et al.

Data sets

Stratospheric Aerosol Optical Thickness in the GISS Climate Model M. Sato, J. E. Hansen, A. Lacis, M. P. McCormick, J. B. Pollack, L. Thomason, and A. Bourassa http://data.giss.nasa.gov/modelforce/strataer/

Volcanic forcing of climate over the past 1500 years: An improved ice core-based index for climate models (http://climate.envsci.rutgers.edu/IVI2/) C. Gao, A. Robock, and C. Ammann https://doi.org/10.1029/2008JD010239

Modeling the stratospheric warming following the Mt. Pinatubo eruption: uncertainties in aerosol extinctions (ftp://iacftp.ethz.ch/pub_read/luo/ccmi/) F. Arfeuille, B. P. Luo, P. Heckendorn, D. Weisenstein, J. X. Sheng, E. Rozanov, M. Schraner, S. Brönnimann, L. W. Thomason, and T. Peter https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-11221-2013

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Short summary
Stratospheric sulfate aerosols from volcanic eruptions have a significant impact on the Earth's climate. The Easy Volcanic Aerosol (EVA) volcanic forcing generator provides a tool whereby the optical properties of volcanic aerosols can be included in climate model simulations in a self-consistent, complete, and flexible manner. EVA is based on satellite observations of the 1991 Pinatubo eruption but can be applied to any real or hypothetical eruption of interest.