Oslo joint seminar in atmospheric, ocean and climate science, Oct. 2
Title: The role of chemistry on the climate forcing of major volcanic eruptions
Speaker: Kostas Tsigaridis, NASA GISS
Kostas Tsigaridis, NASA GISS
Abstract: This presentation will focus on stratospheric sulfate aerosols, and in particular how volcanic eruptions impact the stratosphere and the atmosphere as a whole. Special attention will be given to the role of chemistry inside a volcanic plume and how that affects aerosol size distribution and evolution with time. The role of water on modulating chemistry and the volcanic impact on climate will be central to the analysis.
What is the Joint Oslo Seminar (JOS):
Atmospheric and climate sciences have a stronghold in Oslo among the four institutions University of Oslo, the Meteorological Institute, CICERO and NILU. This joint seminar invites renowned international experts to contribute to an informal series of lectures, meant to create interaction with the Oslo atmospheric and climate science community on recent highlights and analysis in the field. All seminars will be held on Thursdays (Noon -1pm) and lunch (sandwiches) will be served on a “first-come-first-served”-basis.