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Off-topic => The rest => Topic started by: DavidR on September 26, 2017, 10:46:36 AM

Title: Mount Agung volcano eruption 2017
Post by: DavidR on September 26, 2017, 10:46:36 AM
Vulcanologists are predicting a significant volcanic eruption of Mount  Agung in Indonesia in the next few days.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-19/mount-agung-volcano-evacuations-amid-fears-of-bali-eruption/8959240 (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-19/mount-agung-volcano-evacuations-amid-fears-of-bali-eruption/8959240)

There is an expectation that it could be as significant for global weather as the My  Pinatubo  eruption in 1991. The Mt Pinatubo eruption reduced global Temperatures by  about 0.1 degree for three years after which  it resumed the previous climb having no long term effect.

In the Arctic the effect  lasted about  three years and temperatures were lowered by 0.5 degrees.  If this eruption is as big as Mt Pinatubo we should expect a recovery in the Arctic Sea Ice extent, and volume over the next three years.