Severe wildfires create towering thunderstorms, how to launch a new scientific society


Some wildfires produce so much heat that they create their own thunderstorms, which drive huge amounts of smoke high up into the atmosphere. In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast, the meteorologist David Peterson of the US Naval Research Laboratory describes how these pyrocumulonimbus events occur and why it is important to understand how the resultant smoke plumes affect the atmosphere on a huge scale.
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