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NRL meteorologist presents new wildfire climate research to global scientists

12 April 2018

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Last year was a record year for wildfires across the globe, and their impact on the atmosphere remains highly uncertain. Thanks to new research from expert scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, the world is gaining more insight into what drives these massive and escalating events.

NRL meteorologist Dr. David Peterson explained his findings from his recent research, "Wildfire-Driven Thunderstorms Cause a Volcano-Like Stratospheric Injection of Smoke," during a press conference today at the European Geosciences Union's annual General Assembly in Vienna, Austria, which is held from 08 - 13 April.

Source: NRL

Image credit: NRL - The press conference, "Shape of things to come? The 2017 wildfire season," at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna.