Australian Wildfires Depleted the Ozone Layer in a Variety of Ways, According to New Science Article by Ross Salawitch and Laura McBride

The 2019-2020 wildfires in southeastern Australia killed at least 33 people and more than 1 billion animals, and their long-term environmental effects are still being studied. Researchers agree that these wildfires thinned the Earth’s ozone layer, but how exactly they did so is still a matter of some debate. Following their novel research into the effects of the Australian wildfires on the ozone layer, two University of Maryland-affiliated researchers set out to explain the mechanisms responsible for these atmospheric impacts. AOSC alumna Laura McBride (Ph.D ’22, chemistry) and professor Ross Salawitch published their perspective in Science on Nov. 24, 2022. Read the full CMNS article


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