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

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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 a minimum of 1°C for six months, in accordance with a brand new evaluation.

The devastating 2019–2020 bushfire season in Australia injected huge amounts of smoke into the stratosphere and led to record aerosol pollution.

Yu Pengfei at Jinan College 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 within the stratosphere for all of …

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