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dc.contributor.author Grattan, John
dc.contributor.author Rabartin, Roland
dc.contributor.author Self, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Thordarson, Thorvaldur
dc.date.accessioned 2006-07-25T13:52:15Z
dc.date.available 2006-07-25T13:52:15Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Grattan , J , Rabartin , R , Self , S & Thordarson , T 2005 , ' Volcanic air pollution and mortality in France 1783–1784 ' Comptes Rendus Geoscience , vol 337 , no. 7 , pp. 1783-84 . , 10.1016/j.crte.2005.01.013 en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 69327
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/196
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/196
dc.identifier.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/16310713 en
dc.description Grattan J.P., Rabartin, R., Self, S. & Thordarson, Th. 2005. Volcanic air pollution and mortality in France 1783-84. Comptes Rendu Geosciences. 641-651 This item is available in both English and French in the PDF file. en
dc.description.abstract The impact that volcanic eruptions may have upon environments far from the volcanic source is conventionally assumed to depend on climatic modification by emitted gases. However, recent research has suggested that the damage caused by the direct impact of volcanic gases, mainly H2SO4, may be profound. This paper highlights the severity of this mechanism by reference to human sickness and death in France and contiguous with the eruption of the Laki fissure in Iceland in 1783. This work demonstrates the gains which may be made by interdisciplinary teams of researchers and illustrates the valuable knowledge that remains to be revealed by further research in the French historical record. Il est généralement admis que les gaz émis au cours d’éruptions volcaniques sont les principaux agents responsables de l’impact des éruptions sur de grandes distances, par leur action perturbatrice sur le climat. Cependant, des études récentes ont révélé la gravité des dommages provoqués par l’impact direct et local des gaz volcaniques, principalement sous forme de H2SO4. Cet article souligne l’importance de ce mécanisme, en se basant sur des données démographiques sur la mortalité et l’état de santé de la population française pendant l’éruption fissurale du Laki, qui eut lieu en 1783 en Islande. Ce travail démontre les avantages d’une approche interdisciplinaire en recherche et illustre la qualité et l’importance des informations préservées dans les archives historiques françaises, ressources encore largement inexploitées. en
dc.format.extent 2 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Comptes Rendus Geoscience en
dc.title Volcanic air pollution and mortality in France 1783–1784 en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.crte.2005.01.013
dc.contributor.institution Registry en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en
dc.contributor.institution Quaternary Environmental Change Group en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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