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The year without a summer

Part of Hall of Planet Earth.

In the Museum’s Hall of Planet Earth, a board with text, photo, and line graph explaining the composition and effects of volcanic gases. AMNH/R.Mickens

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The 1815 eruptions of the Tambora volcano in Indonesia was the largest in 20,000 years. Ash fell on Java, almost 500 kilometers away, an