The 1815 Tambora eruption devastated the island of Sumbawa, led to a global cooling and contributed to the last famine in Switzerland.
A booklet of the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR) of the University of Bern and the commission for Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics of the SCNAT now provides a synthesis of this event (free online).
Brönnimann S, Krämer D. 2016. Tambora and the “Year Without a Summer” of 1816. A Perspective on Earth and Human Systems Science. Geographica Bernensia G90, 48 pp., doi:10.4480/GB2016.G90.01.