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Volcanic rain shift

The distribution of dust particles in the stratosphere affects the location of the tropical rainband. The possible implications of this for geoengineering — by injection of particles — need to be taken into account before implementation.

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Figure 1: Schematic of a large volcanic eruption with heavy dust loading in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Kushnir, Y. Volcanic rain shift. Nature Clim Change 3, 619–620 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate1941

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