Interdisciplinary studies of volcanic impacts on climate and society

Eds: Toohey M, Anchukaitis K, LeGrande AN, Ludlow F, Sigl M, Vidal C & Luterbacher J

Climate of the Past, 2020

The Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society (VICS) working group, part of the Past Global Changes (PAGES) project, supports research focused on reconstructing the history of past volcanism, and its impact on the climate system and societies. This special issue provides authoritative statements on the state-of-the-art knowledge of historically and scientifically important eruptions from an interdisciplinary perspective and set an agenda for future research into links between volcanism, climate and society.

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Published articles

> Volcanism and climate change as drivers in Holocene depositional dynamic of Laguna del Maule (Andes of central Chile – 36° S)
Matías Frugone-Álvarez, Claudio Latorre, Fernando Barreiro-Lostres, Santiago Giralt, Ana Moreno, Josué Polanco-Martínez, Antonio Maldonado, María Laura Carrevedo, Patricia Bernárdez, Ricardo Prego, Antonio Delgado Huertas, Magdalena Fuentealba, and Blas Valero-Garcés

> The response of annual minimum temperature on the eastern central Tibetan Plateau to large volcanic eruptions over the period 1380–2014 CE
Yajun Wang, Xuemei Shao, Yong Zhang, and Mingqi Li

> Cryptotephra from the Icelandic Veiðivötn 1477 CE eruption in a Greenland ice core: confirming the dating of 1450s CE volcanic events and assessing the eruption's climatic impact
Peter M. Abbott, Gill Plunkett, Christophe Corona, Nathan J. Chellman, Joseph R. McConnell, John R. Pilcher, Markus Stoffel, and Michael Sigl

> Simulation of ash clouds after a Laacher See-type eruption
Ulrike Niemeier, Felix Riede, and Claudia Timmreck

Expected articles

> On the phenomenon of the blue Sun:

> The unidentified volcanic eruption of 1809: why it remains a climatic cold case:


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