(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2003)

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Climatic, environmental and human consequences of the largest known historic eruption : Tambora volcano (Indonesia) 1815

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The 1815 eruption of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa island, Indonesia) expelled around 140 gt of magma, making it the largest known historic eruption. 71 000 people died. The eruption injected 60 mt of sulfur into the stratosphere, which resulted in pronounced climate pertubations : anomalously cold weather the following year, and widesread crop failures. These events provide important insights into the volcanic forcing of climate, and the global risk of future eruptions on this scale


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2003, vol. 27, no2 [pp. 230-259]

Bibliographic references : 59 ref.

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