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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 7545–7563, 2021

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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 7545–7563, 2021
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06 Dec 2021
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Tracking aerosols and SO2 clouds from the Raikoke eruption: 3D view from satellite observations

Nick Gorkavyi et al.

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The 21 June 2019 eruption of the Raikoke volcano produced significant amounts of volcanic aerosols (sulfate and ash) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas that penetrated into the lower stratosphere. We showed that the amount of SO2 decreases with a characteristic period of 8–18 d and the peak of sulfate aerosol lags the initial peak of SO2 by 1.5 months. We also examined the dynamics of an unusual stratospheric coherent circular cloud of SO2 and aerosol observed from 18 July to 22 September 2019.