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

Atmospheric Effects (1980-1989)

Scientific Event Alert Network Bulletin, vol. 13, no. 12 (December 1988)
Managing Editor: Lindsay McClelland.

Atmospheric Effects (1980-1989) 1985-88 Hawaii aerosol data summarized

Please cite this report as:

Global Volcanism Program, 1988. Report on Atmospheric Effects (1980-1989) (McClelland, L., ed.). Scientific Event Alert Network Bulletin, 13:12. Smithsonian Institution.

Atmospheric Effects (1980-1989)

All times are local (unless otherwise noted)

Lidar data from Mauna Loa, Hawaii continued to document the gradual decay in stratospheric aerosol density. No large volcanic aerosol injections have occurred since the November 1985 eruption of Ruiz. A small increase in aerosols was detected after the 9 May eruption of Banda Api, Indonesia, but effects on the stratosphere appear to have been brief. The cause of the small November peak at Mauna Loa is uncertain, but profile characteristics did not suggest that the material was from a new eruption.

Information Contacts: Thomas DeFoor, Mauna Loa Observatory, P.O. Box 275, Hilo, HI 96720 USA.