VolMIP is a protocol-driven international project aiming at coordinating the activities of different Research Institutes involved in numerical climate modelling focused on a multi-model assessment of climate models' performance under strong volcanic forcing conditions.


Consider publishing your VolMIP-related research in the inter-journal Special Issue "The Model Intercomparison Project on the climatic response to Volcanic forcing (VolMIP)" (ESD/ACP/CP/GMD)

DallaSanta, K., Gerber, E. P., & Toohey, M. (2019). The Circulation Response to Volcanic Eruptions: The Key Roles of Stratospheric Warming and Eddy Interactions. Journal of Climate, 32(4), 1101-1120.

Clarifying the Relative Role of Forcing Uncertainties and Initial‐Condition Unknowns in Spreading the Climate Response to Volcanic Eruptions (Zanchettin et al., 2019)

Illing, S., Kadow, C., Pohlmann, H., & Timmreck, C. (2018). Assessing the impact of a future volcanic eruption on decadal predictions. Earth System Dynamics, 9, 701-715

Izumo, T., Khodri, M., Lengaigne, M., & Suresh, I. (2018). A subsurface Indian Ocean Dipole response to tropical volcanic eruptions. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 9150–9159.

Liu, F., Xing, C., Sun, L., Wang, B., Chen, D., & Liu, J. (2018). How do tropical, Northern Hemispheric, and Southern Hemispheric volcanic eruptions affect ENSO under different initial ocean conditions? Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 13,041–13,049. https://doi. org/10.1029/2018GL080315

Ménégoz, M., Cassou, C., Swingedouw, D., Ruprich-Robert, Y., Bretonnière, P. A., & Doblas-Reyes, F. (2018). Role of the Atlantic Multidecadal Variability in modulating the climate response to a Pinatubo-like volcanic eruption. Climate dynamics, 51(5-6), 1863-1883.

Sukhodolov, T., Sheng, J. X., Feinberg, A., Luo, B. P., Thomas, P., Revell, L., ... & Rozanov, E. (2018). Stratospheric aerosol evolution after Pinatubo simulated with a coupled size-resolved aerosol-chemistry-climate model, SOCOL-AERv1. 0. Geoscientific Model Development, 11(7), 2633-2647.

Multi-model comparison of the volcanic sulfate deposition from the 1815 eruption of Mt. Tambora (Marshall et al., 2018)

Khodri, M., Izumo, T., Vialard, J., Janicot, S., Cassou, C., Lengaigne, M., ... & Robock, A. (2017). Tropical explosive volcanic eruptions can trigger El Niño by cooling tropical Africa. Nature communications, 8(1), 778.

Contribution to the joint issue with Past Global Changes Magazine, on volcanoes and  Decadal Climate Variability (2017)

Bethke, I., Outten, S., Otterå, O. H., Hawkins, E., Wagner, S.,Sigl, M., and Thorne, P.: Potential volcanic impacts on fu-ture climate variability, Nat. Clim. Change, 7, 799–805,, 2017

Revell, L. E., Stenke, A., Luo, B., Kremser, S., Rozanov, E., Sukhodolov, T., & Peter, T. (2017). Impacts of Mt Pinatubo volcanic aerosol on the tropical stratosphere in chemistry–climate model simulations using CCMI and CMIP6 stratospheric aerosol data. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17(21), 13139-13150.

GMD special issue detailing the VolMIP Protocol

Contribution to PAGES magazine - special issue on volcanoes and climate

Experimental protocol for the volcanic forcing input assessment for volc-long-eq

Published on  30.08.2019