fbpx
Connect with us

News

NASA: Smoke From Australia’s Bushfires Will Make At Least “One Full Circuit” Around the World

Published

Nasa: Smoke From Australia's Bushfires Will Make At Least "one Full Circuit" Around The World - World Of Buzz 5
Source: TRT World & Insider

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

If you thought the haze last time was bad then brace yourselves! This is because scientists from NASA have warned that the smoke from the massive bushfires in Australia is expected to make at least one “full circuit” around the world before it returns to the country. 

CNN reports that NASA has been using a fleet of satellites to see the smoke patterns from the devastating fires in Australia. They had been analysing the smoke plumes since late December 2019 and discovered that the smoke had already travelled halfway across the world to affect air quality in other countries.

The thick smoke had reached South America by January 8th while New Zealand is suffering from the smog, which caused serious air quality issues there. It has gotten so bad that it has dirtied the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers in New Zealand and turned them brown. In Auckland, the skies turned orange as a result of the heavy smoke from Australia.

Nasa: Smoke From Australia's Bushfires Will Make At Least "one Full Circuit" Around The World - World Of Buzz

Source: insider

NASA says, “Unprecedented conditions of searing heat combined with dryness have led to an unusually large number of pyrocumulonimbus (pyrCbs) events – fire-induced thunderstorms, triggered by an uplift of ash, smoke and burning material.”

This means that the smoke is able to reach the stratosphere, and some of it can go as high as 15km from the ground. Once the plumes reach such a great height, they can travel for thousands of kilometres and are so big that they have actually created their own weather. The smoke plumes have created giant thunderstorms which can create new fires from dry lightning, which is rather worrying. 

Nasa: Smoke From Australia's Bushfires Will Make At Least "one Full Circuit" Around The World - World Of Buzz 2

Source: insider

Nasa: Smoke From Australia's Bushfires Will Make At Least "one Full Circuit" Around The World - World Of Buzz 3

Source: insider

However, NASA said that they are still studying on the effects of the giant plumes of smoke to see whether it will ultimately cool down or heat up the earth. The bushfire in Australia is the worst that has been seen in decades and devastated large parts of the country since it started in late July.

So far, more than 3,000 homes and 28 people have died while over 1 billion animals were lost to the raging blazes. The persistent heat and drought have worsened the fires and climate change is also one of the factors that cause natural disasters to go from bad to worse.

Oh no, hopefully, this doesn’t affect the climate!

 

Heartbreaking Photos Show Effects Of Australia's Devastating Bushfires On Animals - World Of Buzz


Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.



Just In

Skid Skid
News3 hours ago

Lorry Driver High On Drugs Falls Asleep On The Wheel & Loses Control Of Vehicle On NKVE

A lorry driver lost control of his vehicle after falling asleep on the wheel and skidded on the NKVE heading...

My Post 2021 09 24T142119.604 1 My Post 2021 09 24T142119.604 1
News5 hours ago

M’sian Man In Somalia Sentenced To 15 Years In Jail For Assisting Terrorist Organisation

A 34-year-old Malaysian man named Ahmad Mustakim Abdul Hamid, was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Somali military...

Kjherd Kjherd
News7 hours ago

KJ: Herd Immunity No Longer Achievable With 80% Vaccination Due To Delta Variant

The Ministry of Health (KKM) will not longer use the conventional formula of achieving herd immunity with at least 80%...

My Post 2021 09 24T114551.289 My Post 2021 09 24T114551.289
News8 hours ago

56 Politicians Were Convicted Of Flouting SOPs Throughout The Lockdown Period

A couple of months ago, #KerajaanGagal was trending online for various reasons, one of which is the fact that many...

Ebit Lew Ft 2 Ebit Lew Ft 2
News9 hours ago

PDRM On The Hunt For Those Who Leaked Alleged Lewd Messages & Videos Of Celebrity Preacher

The police have opened up an investigation paper after detecting the spread of several video clips and lewd messages allegedly...

Walkin Walkin
News10 hours ago

MOE: Walk-In Vaccinations Only Allowed For Homeschoolers & Students Not Registered In School

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced that walk-in vaccinations for adolescents is only allowed for those who are not...

Langkawi2 Langkawi2
News1 day ago

Tun M Urges Langkawi Residents To Keep Island Clean After Footage Of Littered Rubbish Goes Viral

After the tourism sector was opened to the public for fully vaccinated individuals, people have been flooding beaches and other...

School2 School2
News1 day ago

MOE: Unvaccinated Kids Not Barred From Attending School, Parents To Be Counselled Instead

The Covid-19 vaccination efforts have begun for teenagers aged 12-17, but not all parents are keen on getting their children...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY