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Volume 9, issue 11
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 4049–4070, 2016
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Special issue: The Model Intercomparison Project on the climatic response...

Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 4049–4070, 2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

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.
Stratospheric sulfate aerosols from volcanic eruptions have a significant impact on the Earth's...