Account for volcanic sulphur emissions to model climate more accurately: Study

Updated: Feb 4 2023 11:58AM

Washington, Feb 4 (PTI) Volcanoes leak a surprisingly high amount of their atmosphere- and climate-changing gases in their quiet phases, according to a new study, which is asking scientists to account for these leaks into their climate models to make them more accurate.

Volcanoes draw plenty of attention when they erupt.

But the research, led by the University of Washington (UW), US, analysed a Greenland ice core to show that volcanoes quietly release at least three times as much sulphur into the Arctic atmosphere than estimated by current climate models.