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The volcanic eruption in Alaska that rocked ancient Egypt

Studies of past weather and climate events can be useful in terms of helping us to figure out current and future climate, because they give us a way to test climate models and assumptions about climate behavior. This story from Yale Climate Connections describes a volcanic eruption that occurred in Alaska in 43 BCE that caused significant cooling for almost a decade and how it is being used to look at models of past climate with an eye to improving models in the future.

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