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The Research Unit VolImpact: Revisiting the volcanic impact on atmosphere and climate – preparations for the next big volcanic eruption

Savigny, C. von; Timmreck, C.; Buehler, S. A.; Burrows, J. P.; Giorgetta, M.; Hegerl, G.; Horvath, A.; Hoshyaripour, G. A. ORCID iD icon 1; Hoose, C. ORCID iD icon 1; Quaas, J.; Malinina, E.; Rozanov, A.; Schmidt, H.; Thomason, L.; Toohey, M.; Vogel, B. 1
1 Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung (IMK), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


This paper provides an overview of the scientific background and the research objectives of the Research Unit “VolImpact” (Revisiting the volcanic impact on atmosphere and climate – preparations for the next big volcanic eruption, FOR 2820). VolImpact was recently funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and started in spring 2019. The main goal of the research unit is to improve our understanding of how the climate system responds to volcanic eruptions. Such an ambitious program is well beyond the capabilities of a single research group, as it requires expertise from complementary disciplines including aerosol microphysical modelling, cloud physics, climate modelling, global observations of trace gas species, clouds and stratospheric aerosols. The research goals will be achieved by building on important recent advances in modelling and measurement capabilities. Examples of the advances in the observations include the now daily near-global observations of multi-spectral aerosol extinction from the limb-scatter instruments OSIRIS, SCIAMACHY and OMPS-LP. In addition, the recently launched SAGE III/ISS and upcoming satellite missions EarthCARE and ALTIUS will provide high resolution observations of aerosols and clouds. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000118225
Veröffentlicht am 20.04.2020
DOI: 10.1127/metz/2019/0999
Zitationen: 15
Web of Science
Zitationen: 13
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung – Forschungsbereich Troposphäre (IMK-TRO)
KIT-Zentrum Klima und Umwelt (ZKU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsdatum 07.04.2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0941-2948, 1610-1227
KITopen-ID: 1000118225
HGF-Programm 12.01.01 (POF III, LK 01) Clouds in a pertubed atmosphere
Erschienen in Meteorologische Zeitschrift
Verlag E Schweizerbart Science Publishers
Band 29
Heft 1
Seiten 3-18
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 06.02.2020
Schlagwörter Volcanic effects on the atmosphere, Radiative forcing, Aerosol/cloud interactions, Dynamical, effects of volcanic eruptions
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