Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

ALASKA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY: Alaska’s year without a summer

Alaska Pacific University issued recently the following announcement on Jan. 19.

Business of the Year and Auction to be held February Alaska Science Forum from UAF Geophysical Institute's Ned Rozell.

Two-hundred and thirty-six years ago, when Gen. George Washington marched back into New York City as British troops were walking out, a volcano erupted in Iceland.

For eight months of 1783, Laki volcano spewed lava and belched noxious fumes into the atmosphere. One-quarter of the residents of Iceland died, and the sulfur-rich gases that spread worldwide reflected the sun’s rays, making many places on Earth cooler.

Using evidence held in white spruce trees, researchers think the Laki eruption was a catastrophe for northwest Alaska residents, who had no idea why their July turned into November that year.

Original source can be found here.

Source: Alaska Pacific University

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