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Title: Volcanic Loading: The Dust Veil Index (1985) (NDP-013)

Abstract

Lamb's Dust Veil Index (DVI) is a numerical index that quantifies the impact of a particular volcanic eruption's release of dust and aerosols over the years following the event, especially the impact on the Earth's energy balance. DVIs have been calculated for eruptions occurring from 1500 through 1983. The methods used to calculate the DVI have been intercalibrated to give a DVI of 1000 for the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883. The DVI for any volcanic eruption is based on a review of the observational, empirical, and theoretical studies of the possible impact on climate of volcanic dust veils. The DVI allows one to compare volcanic eruptions by a single numerical index. The data base includes the name of the erupting volcano, year of eruption, volcano latitude and longitude, maximum extent of the dust veil, veil duration, DVI for the entire globe, DVI for the Northern Hemisphere, and DVI for the Southern Hemisphere. The data are in one file (22.6 kB).

Authors:

  1. University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
Contributors:
Data Manager:
Other:

  1. CDIAC, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  2. Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Other Number(s):
NDP-013
DOE Contract Number:  
AC-05-84OR21400
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) (United States); Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
OSTI Identifier:
1394444
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/atg.ndp013

Citation Formats

Lamb, H. H., Boden, Thomas A., and Watts, Julia A.. Volcanic Loading: The Dust Veil Index (1985) (NDP-013). United States: N. p., 1985. Web. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/atg.ndp013.
Lamb, H. H., Boden, Thomas A., & Watts, Julia A.. Volcanic Loading: The Dust Veil Index (1985) (NDP-013). United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/atg.ndp013
Lamb, H. H., Boden, Thomas A., and Watts, Julia A.. 1985. "Volcanic Loading: The Dust Veil Index (1985) (NDP-013)". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/atg.ndp013. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1394444. Pub date:Sun Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 1985
@article{osti_1394444,
title = {Volcanic Loading: The Dust Veil Index (1985) (NDP-013)},
author = {Lamb, H. H. and Boden, Thomas A. and Watts, Julia A.},
abstractNote = {Lamb's Dust Veil Index (DVI) is a numerical index that quantifies the impact of a particular volcanic eruption's release of dust and aerosols over the years following the event, especially the impact on the Earth's energy balance. DVIs have been calculated for eruptions occurring from 1500 through 1983. The methods used to calculate the DVI have been intercalibrated to give a DVI of 1000 for the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883. The DVI for any volcanic eruption is based on a review of the observational, empirical, and theoretical studies of the possible impact on climate of volcanic dust veils. The DVI allows one to compare volcanic eruptions by a single numerical index. The data base includes the name of the erupting volcano, year of eruption, volcano latitude and longitude, maximum extent of the dust veil, veil duration, DVI for the entire globe, DVI for the Northern Hemisphere, and DVI for the Southern Hemisphere. The data are in one file (22.6 kB).},
doi = {10.3334/CDIAC/atg.ndp013},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {9}
}