UW Researchers Find Wildfire Smoke is More Cooling on Climate Than Computer Models Assume

A study of biomass burning aerosols led by University of Wyoming researchers revealed that smoke from wildfires has more of a cooling effect on the atmosphere than computer models assume.

The natural ‘Himalayan aerosol factory’ can affect climate

“To understand how the climate has changed over the last century we need to know as reliably as possible the natural atmospheric conditions before the industrialization,” says Associate Professor Federico…

Massive Saharan dust plume headed for the Gulf of Mexico, Florida

From WeatherBell Analytics: A mean looking dust plume will meander across the Atlantic during the next 10 days. It will help to keep a damper on any early-season tropical formation…

On 99 year anniversary of huge disruptive solar storm, we are about to enter the deepest period of solar “recession” ever recorded

By Dr. Tony Phillips 99 years ago this week, people around the world woke up to some unusual headlines. “Telegraph Service Prostrated, Comet Not to Blame” — declared the Los…

Jet contrails will likely affect climate by 2050

Climate impact of clouds made from airplane contrails may triple by 2050 From the EUROPEAN GEOSCIENCES UNION In the right conditions, airplane contrails can linger in the sky as contrail…

Cooling effect of preindustrial fires on climate underestimated

From Cornell Chronicle By David Nutt | October 1, 2018 Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future This graphic shows the decline of black carbon emissions from fire activity from 1700…

Study: dust guided by meandering jet stream has big impact on Arctic melt

Polar jet circulation changes bring Sahara dust to Arctic, increasing temperatures, melting ice Summary points A new atmospheric mechanism by which dust travels from the Sahara Desert across the eastern…

Increasing aerosols may have induced cooling in China

David L. Hagen writes about a new study: Increasing aerosols, decreasing insolation, decreasing temperature, and decreasing precipitable water over 18 years in China.  “Evaluation of Atmospheric Precipitable Water Characteristics and…

Climate scientist: air pollution cleanup may be major driver of global warming

Observations during lunar eclipses show how Earth’s atmosphere has cleared, letting in more sunlight Strange but true: You can learn a lot about Earth’s climate by watching a lunar eclipse.…

Claim: Your wood stove affects the climate more than you might think

From the NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY and the “wood stove police will soon come knocking” department comes this claim: Your wood stove affects the climate more than you might…