Australia’s ‘Black Summer’ Fires Have Left a Shocking Effect on Earth’s Atmosphere

The Extinction Chronicles

https://www.sciencealert.com/australia-s-bushfires-were-so-intense-they-heated-up-the-atmosphere-for-half-a-year

Bushfires south of Canberra on 31 January 2020. (John Moore/Getty Images)ENVIRONMENT

PETER DOCKRILL12 APRIL 2021

The scorching destruction of Australia’sBlack Summer bushfiresbetween 2019 and 2020 provided an ominous glimpse of fire’s reach in our hotter, dryer world, and the impact of the unprecedented inferno is still being measured.https://2604e4807215a5acc4c6e3fc5ca685df.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

Just weeks ago, scientists observed that the amount of smoke spewed from the blaze into the atmosphererivaled that of a great volcanic eruption. Now, researchers say the giant smoke cloud was so immense, it measurably heated the stratosphere for months on end.

In anew studyled by first author and climate modeler Pengfei Yu from China’s Jinan University, scientists simulated the plume’s emergence and evolution, showing the worst documented wildfires in Australian history left a lasting impact on the region’s skies.

“Extreme wildfires can inject smoke into the upper troposphere and even into the…

View original post 304 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s