Name 

Description
Ensemble
Size
Years (per
sim)
Total
years
Gaps of knowledge being
addressed with this experiment
Idealized Northern Hemisphere high-latitude eruption emitting 28.1 Tg of SO2.
9
20
180

Uncertainty in climate response to strong high-latitude volcanic eruptions (focus on coupled ocean-atmosphere).

Outstanding questions about the magnitude of the climatic impact of high-latitude eruption
Early 19th century cluster of strong tropical volcanic eruptions, including the 1809 event of unknown location, and the 1815 Tambora and 1835 Cosigüina eruptions. 3 50 150

Uncertainty in the multi-decadal climate response to strong volcanic eruptions (focus on long-term climatic implications).

Contribution of volcanic forcing to the climate of the early 19th century, the coldest period in the past 500 years.

Discrepancies between simulated and reconstructed climates of the early 19th century.
Tier 2 experiments
volc = volcano, long = long-term simulation, hlN = Northern Hemisphere high latitude, ctrl = initial state from control simulation
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VolMIP
Model Intercomparison Project on the climatic response to Volcanic forcing
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