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Report on Atmospheric Effects (1980-1989) — April 1988

Scientific Event Alert Network Bulletin, vol. 13, no. 4 (April 1988)
Managing Editor: Lindsay McClelland.

Atmospheric Effects (1980-1989) Little change in stratospheric aerosols

Please cite this report as:

Global Volcanism Program, 1988. Report on Atmospheric Effects (1980-1989). In: McClelland, L. (ed.), Scientific Event Alert Network Bulletin, 13:4. Smithsonian Institution.



Atmospheric Effects (1980-1989)

All times are local (unless otherwise noted)


No eruptions are known to have added significant quantities of aerosols to the stratosphere since Ruiz in November 1985. April lidar profiles from Mauna Loa, Hawaii generally showed aerosols gradually returning to pre-Ruiz values, although enhanced backscattering was measured between about 21 and 25 km altitude on 19 March. March-April lidar data from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany showed little change in stratospheric aerosol values.

Information Contacts: Horst Jäger, Fraunhofer-Institut für Atmosphärische Umweltforschung, Kreuzeckbahnstrasse 19, D-8100 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany; Thomas DeFoor, Mauna Loa Observatory, P.O. Box 275, Hilo, HI 96720 USA.