Volcanic eruptions from Iceland to Alaska play a vital role in the reduction of global warming.
A recent study demonstrated that small volcanic eruption expelled a large amount of sulfur dioxide gases into the top layer of Earth’s atmosphere. This particular action has decreased considerable amount of global warming in the last few decades.
Earlier, researchers proposed that minor outburst plays a less part in the global warming hiatus. The Global warming hiatus is a time period in which average surface temperatures experience a slight change. Generally, this phenomenon is known as global warming pause or global warming slow down.
However, latest ground, air and satellite measurements propose that the last volcanic eruption have averted almost twice the amount of solar radiation.
David Ridley, the lead author of the study informed that the impact of smaller volcanoes is a natural solution to the warming hiatus. Nowadays, these eruptions occur more regularly as compared to the previous decades.
The year 1998 is marked as the warmest year in the history. Nonetheless, current years are relatively warmer than the 1998 but still the unreasonable global warming descended to a great extent.
The decrease in temperature has really baffled climate scientists. A few researchers believed that the Atlantic and Southern Oceans absorbed the heat, which was responsible for global warming.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology conducted this study. Later on, the report is printed in the American Geophysical Union