Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 809–831, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-809-2017
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 809–831, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-809-2017

  06 Nov 2017

06 Nov 2017

Volcanic stratospheric sulfur injections and aerosol optical depth from 500 BCE to 1900 CE

Matthew Toohey and Michael Sigl

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Based on ice core sulfate records from Greenland and Antarctica, the eVolv2k database provides volcanic stratospheric sulfur injection estimates from 500 BCE to 1900 CE along with reconstructed aerosol optical properties needed for climate model simulations. The eVolv2k database constitutes a significant update to prior ice-core-based volcanic forcing reconstructions for climate models, improving the accuracy of volcanic forcing, especially before 1250 CE, and extending the record by 1000 years.