Volcanoes as agents of past environmental change


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dc.contributor.author Sadler, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author Grattan, John
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-10T09:36:51Z
dc.date.available 2006-08-10T09:36:51Z
dc.date.issued 1999-07
dc.identifier.citation Sadler , J & Grattan , J 1999 , ' Volcanoes as agents of past environmental change ' Global and Planetary Change , vol 21 , no. 1-3 , pp. 181-196 . , 10.1016/S0921-8181(99)00014-4 en
dc.identifier.issn 0921-8181
dc.identifier.other PURE: 70503
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/236
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/236
dc.identifier.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09218181 en
dc.description Sadler, J. Grattan, J. Volcanoes as agents of past environmental change. Global and Planetary Change. 1999. 21 pp 181-196 en
dc.description.abstract In recent years a sequence of papers has discussed the impact of volcanic eruptions upon global environments. Emphasis has been placed upon their potential role in depressing hemispheric temperatures and affecting global weather patterns. Many researchers have related ecological, environmental and historical phenomena to individual eruptions. However, the linking of spatially and temporally disparate phenomenon to eruption chronologies involves several levels of supposition and at each level in the argument greater potential for error arises. This paper examines critically a number of important issues that arise from these studies. How valid are the linkages that are drawn? Do they establish a dependent relationship or merely coincidence? The validity of linking volcanic activity with disparate spatial and temporal events in the climatic, historical and palaeoecological records is addressed. There can be little doubt that volcanoes have a great effect on proximal climates and environments, but their global impact is less well understood. The scale and magnitude of responses to large eruptions such as the historically notorious Tambora (1815) and Mt. Pinatubo (1991) is far from consistent. This paper urges the adoption of a more critical perspective when considering these issues en
dc.format.extent 16 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Global and Planetary Change en
dc.subject volcanoes en
dc.subject climate change en
dc.subject environmental change en
dc.subject temperature change en
dc.subject volcanic aerosols en
dc.title Volcanoes as agents of past environmental change en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0921-8181(99)00014-4
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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