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  1. Teller Lake experiencing extreme drought

    Drought and heat wave experts available to explain research and potential impacts

    As areas across North America experience record-setting heat waves and face extended periods of drought, scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) are working to better understand and predict these extreme weather and climate events that impact human health and well-being.

    • Air Quality,
    • 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. Scientists decipher mechanism for formic acid formation

    An international team of researchers has determined the chemical processes behind the formation of atmospheric formic acid, which will lead to improved weather and climate models.

    • Air Quality

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  4. 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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  5. Smog in Beijing

    COVID-19 lockdowns linked to pollution spikes in some cities

    Lockdowns last year in response to COVID-19 resulted in drastic cuts to emissions, especially from vehicle tailpipes, and yet some urban areas saw a paradoxical spike in ozone air pollution.

    • Air Quality

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