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

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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.

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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.