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Zombie fires
06-20-2020, 12:20 AM (This post was last modified: 06-20-2020 12:21 AM by Warri the Wombat.)
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Zombie fires
Never heard of these before.

Quote:Zombie fires, fire thunderstorms hit Arctic as record heatwave heads into sixth month

Satellite images of northern Russia are showing strong signatures of so-called zombie fires as the region continues to experience record temperatures.

The fires, shown on imagery collected by the European Union's Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service (CAMS), are burning in areas where blazes broke out last northern summer.

Scientists suspect they continued burning underground during winter and then re-erupted amid the persistent high temperatures of recent months, earning the name 'zombie' or 'overwintering' fires.

Last summer, fires in Russia burnt through more than three million hectares of land.

Dr Mark Parrington, a senior CAMS scientist, said the new fires above the Arctic Circle had been burning more intensely than the long-term average and increasing day by day over the past week.

More here plus satellite images: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-19/z...c/12369818

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06-20-2020, 02:26 AM (This post was last modified: 06-20-2020 02:27 AM by Di Wundrin.)
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RE: Zombie fires
MMm. Tiny heatwave in Northern Russia, everywhere else getting blizzards in summer.. but only the "record heatwave" merits an article.

The fires are in the tundra/peat. Which has been used for fuel for thousands of years because it burns. Now there's something unusual, peat is burning.

But of course they could have been burying nuclear waste there or something who knows what the hell Russia does 'in remote areas'?

Does a peat fire trump a blizzard in summer in Game of Climates??
...sorry NLACGB
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06-20-2020, 09:03 AM
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RE: Zombie fires
Our bushfire season would have pumped out a decent lump of CO2 wouldn't it? Blush
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06-20-2020, 09:33 AM
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RE: Zombie fires
yep.

But in the crazy world of counting CO2 they don't count. "Wildfire" smoke is apparently different to Hazard Reduction smoke which IS counted.

Anyone who could explain the logic in that feel free to expound on the subject.
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06-20-2020, 10:06 AM (This post was last modified: 06-20-2020 10:08 AM by dbeyat45.)
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RE: Zombie fires
Stop worrying. It's not our fault ....

You are not causing global warming .... or fires in Siberia or cold in Canada or ......

Ed Berry has a PhD in theoretical physics with minors in atmospheric physics and math. He is a certified consulting meteorologist of the American Meteorological Society, and CEO of Climate Physics, LLC.

Now I’ve finished my astrology degree, who knows what the future holds?
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