Disentangling Climate Responses to Volcano Eruptions from Intrinsic Variability

Seminar by Dr. Shih-Wei Fang from IBS Center for Climate Physics

15 November 2023
KST 10:30 – 11:30

The Seminar is being held in Room 1010 (Jasmin) – Integrated mechanical engineering building. Click here for the campus map.

As a natural external forcing of our climate system, volcanic eruptions can exert a negative radiative forcing on the Earth with global cooling; however, what eruptions under what conditions can surpass the intrinsic climate variability needs to be explored. In this talk, with the ensemble experiments of the Max Planck Institute Earth System Model (MPI-ESM1-2-LR), I will present three main works I have done at Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie: 1) how distinct strengths and locations of eruptions can impact the surface climate and ENSO dynamics, 2) how distinct natural forcing, including different volcanic and solar forcing, can interact with each other and alter the climate responses; and 3) how volcanic eruptions can impact the multi-decadal climate variability in past 2k simulations.