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Sulfuric Acid Droplet Formation and Growth in the Stratosphere after the 1982 Eruption of El Chichón

D. J. Hoffman and J. M. Rosen
Science
New Series, Vol. 222, No. 4621 (Oct. 21, 1983), pp. 325-327
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1691629
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Sulfuric Acid Droplet Formation and Growth in the Stratosphere after the 1982 Eruption of El Chichón
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Abstract

The eruption of El Chichón Volcano in March and April 1982 resulted in the nucleation of large numbers of new sulfuric acid droplets and an increase by nearly an order of magnitude in the size of the preexisting particles in the stratosphere. Nearly 10$^{7}$ metric tons of sulfuric acid remained in the stratosphere by the end of 1982, about 40 times as much as was deposited by Mount St. Helens in 1980.

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