Metadata for 'VolcanicEruption 2000-2010: data from all EARLINET stations: various variables in b-files or e-files'

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VolcanicEruption 2000-2010: data from all EARLINET stations: various variables in b-files or e-files
Aerosols originating from volcanic emissions have an impact on the climate:
sulfate and ash particles from volcanic emissions reflect solar radiation, act as
cloud condensation and ice nuclei, and modify the radiative properties and lifetime
of clouds, and therefore influence the precipitation cycle. These volcanic particles
can also have an impact on environmental conditions and could be very dangerous for
aircraft in flight.

In addition to the routine measurements, further EARLINET observations are devoted to
monitor volcano eruptions. The EARLINET volcanic dataset includes extended
observations related to two different volcanoes in Europe Mt. Etna (2001 and
2002 eruptions), and the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland (April - May 2010
eruption). This dataset includes also recent events of volcanic eruptions in the
North Pacific region (2008-2010) that emitted sulfuric acid droplets into the upper
troposphere - lower stratosphere (UTLS) height region of the northern hemisphere.
The EARLINET volcanic observations in the UTLS are complemented by the long-term
stratospheric aerosol observations collected in the Stratosphere category.
Europe: Longitude -31.29 to 66.427 Latitude 34.809 to 80.764
Spatial Coverage
Longitude -8 to 29 Latitude 37.2 to 54
Temporal Coverage
2000-04-01 to 2010-12-31 (calendrical)
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[Entry acronym: VolcanicEruption_2000-2010_all] [Entry id: 2940941]