Karymsky volcano, 2004
Volcanic eruptions, such as the one of the Karymsky volcano (Russia) in 2004, release sulphur dioxide to the atmosphere, which has a cooling effect. Geoengineering an ‘artificial volcano’ to mimic this release has been proposed as a solution to global warming.
Credit: Alexander Belousov, distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu
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