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“Australian New Year’s PyroCb* impact on stratospheric composition”

December 2020

Schwartz, M.J., Santee, M.L., Pumphrey, H.C., Manney, G.L., Lambert, A., Livesey, N.J., Millán, L., Neu, J.L., Read, W.G., Werner, F.,  Geophysical Research Letters, in press.

*Fire-triggered thunderstorms, or pyrocumulonimbus(pyroCb), are an extreme weather phenomenon associated with large wildfires at temperate latitudes. PyroCbscan release a large quantity of smoke particles into the lower stratosphere, often above the tropopause by several kilometers.

Gloria Manney