Fiery Clouds Powerful Enough to Inject Aerosols into Stratosphere

It is well known that volcanoes are powerful enough to inject sulfate aerosols into the stratosphere during an eruption. But, there are also other ways that these particles can reach this atmospheric layer. Pyro cumulonimbus storms thrive above a strong heat source such as a wildfire. When these fires get hot enough, they generate strong…

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Aerosols, a Cloud’s Best Friend

I have noticed that whenever I tell people about my research in aerosols, their immediate thought is usually either hairspray or something that negatively affects climate. Little do people know that aerosols play a major role in cloud formation. While browsing YouTube, I found a video that does a great job at explaining the importance…

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