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Tag: Wildfire
  1. Satellite image of smoke from Australian fire

    Bushfires, not pandemic lockdowns, had biggest impact on global climate in 2020

    The smoke from devastating Australian bushfires cooled the planet in 2020 and pushed tropical thunderstorms northward.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  2. Fire crew member fights Poomacha wildfire in California

    Wildfire experts available to explain fire behavior, potential impacts

    Wildfire experts are available to discuss a range of topics, from wildfire prediction to the role of climate change and the impacts of emissions.

    • Air Quality,
    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  3. Satellite image of bushfire smoke over eastern Australia.

    Smoke from massive Australian bushfires warmed the stratosphere

    Australian fires in 2019 and 2020 injected almost 1 million metric tons of smoke into the stratosphere, causing it to warm and likely contributing to a large and persistent ozone hole.

    • Air Quality,
    • Climate

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  4. Research aircraft flies through smoke.

    Flying through wildfire smoke plumes could improve smoke forecasts

    Smoke forecasts may incorrectly predict the amount of particles in staler air.

    • Air Quality

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  5. Wildfire torching trees

    Predicting wildfire risks

    With wildfires becoming a growing threat, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is supporting a major, university-led initiative to better forecast the destructive events.

    • Air Quality,
    • Climate,
    • Weather

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