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A large, ashy volcanic eruption occurs in Europe. Which effect could this eruption have on the air temperature near the Earth's surface one year later?


A. Volcanic eruptions do not affect air temperature

B. Only the air in Europe would be warmer

C. Most of the Earth's air would be warmer

D. Only the air in Europe would be colder

E. Most of the Earth's air would be colder



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Question Identifier:GCI_2011_021
Designed for: Non-Science Majors
Primary Author(s): J. Libarkin, S. Anderson
Contributing Author(s):
Misconception's Reference: Original GCI (https://www.msu.edu/~libarkin/GCI_PUBLICATIONS.html)
Notes: (none)