The Mount Pinatubo Eruption

Effects on the Atmosphere and Climate

  • Giorgio Fiocco
  • Daniele Fuà
  • Guido Visconti
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 42)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. The Characterization of Volcanic Aerosol

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Giorgio Fiocco, Marco Cacciani, Alcide G. di Sarra, Daniele Fuà, Paola Colagrande, Giorgio De Benedetti et al.
      Pages 17-32
    3. Gian Paolo Gobbi, Paola Grotti, Fernando Congeduti, Francesco Cairo
      Pages 33-38
    4. R. G. Grainger, A. Lambert, C. D. Rodgers, F. W. Taylor
      Pages 39-48
    5. Patrick Hamill, Howard Houben, Richard Young, Richard Turco, Jingxia Zhao
      Pages 49-59
    6. Lucrezia Ricciardulli, Giovanni Pitari, Guido Visconti
      Pages 71-79
  3. The Effects on Temperature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Osamu Uchino
      Pages 127-139
  4. The Effects on Ozone

  5. The Climatic Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Hans-F. Graf, Ingo Kirchner, Ingrid Schult
      Pages 219-231
    3. J. Hansen, M. Sato, R. Ruedy, A. Lacis, K. Asamoah, S. Borenstein et al.
      Pages 233-272
    4. Kirill Ya. Kondratyev
      Pages 273-287
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 301-312

About these proceedings


The NATO Advanced Research Workshop on "The Effects of the Mt. Pinatubo Erup­ tion on the Atmosphere and Climate" was held in Rome, September 26-30, 1994. In addition to NATO, the workshop was supported by Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. The Organizing Committee was fortunate to enlist the participation of many of the experts in the field, and this book is an account of their contributions. The eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in June 1991 was readily recognized as one of the major eruptions of the century. In a sense it was the global experiment the atmospheric scientific community was waiting for to assess theories developed on ozone depletion and greenhouse warming. In September of that same year the launching of the UARS satellite added a new tool for observers all around the world. Three years later was a good time to convene a NATO Workshop to sum up what had been measured and theorized about the effects of the eruption. This book is divided in four chapters which cover respectively: the characterization of the aerosol cloud, the measured or simulated effects on temperature, on ozone and on climate.


Aerosol Cloud Meteorology Vulkan atmosphere chemistry climate climate change modelling ozone ozone depletion ozone layer remote sensing stratosphere temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Giorgio Fiocco
    • 1
  • Daniele Fuà
    • 1
    • 2
  • Guido Visconti
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Roma “La Sapienza”RomaItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Fisica dell’Atmosfera/CNRRomaItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità de L’AquilaCoppito-L’AquilaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64731-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61173-5
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