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Australian bushfires warmed the stratosphere by 1°C for six months

Bushfires burn along a mountainside in New South Wales, Australia

Bushfires burn alongside a mountainside in New South Wales, Australia

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Smoke air pollution from the 2019–2020 Australian bushfires warmed the stratosphere over the southern hemisphere by at the least 1°C for six months, in response to a brand new evaluation.

The devastating 2019–2020 bushfire season in Australia injected large quantities of smoke into the stratosphere and led to report aerosol air pollution.

Yu Pengfei at Jinan University in China and his colleagues used a local weather mannequin to simulate the atmospheric smoke motion and its environmental impacts. They discovered that the smoke remained in the stratosphere for all of …

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