Iceland volcano eruption in 1783-84 did not spawn extreme heat wave

Posted by on May 15, 2019 3:58 pm
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An enormous volcanic eruption on Iceland in 1783-84 did not cause an extreme summer heat wave in Europe. But, as Benjamin Franklin speculated, the eruption triggered an unusually cold winter, according to a new study. The study will help improve predictions of how the climate will respond to future high-latitude volcanic eruptions.

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