Date: August 12, 2019
Source: Institute for Environmental and Climate Research
Prof. Yu Pengfei of JNU's from Institute for Environmental and Climate Research has published a paper titled Black carbon lofts wildfire smoke high into the stratosphere to form a persistent plume in Science as the first author (Yu et al., 2019, Science, 365 (6453), 587-590).
The co-authors are Prof. Owen Brian Toon of the University of Colorado and Prof. Alan Robock of Rutgers University, who have been working for decades on nuclear winter -- a period without light, heat or growth, which scientists believe would follow a nuclear war. The team plans to release more research findings soon.
A graduate of JNU's Department of Environmental Engineering, Yu is also corresponding author of the paper. To some extent, the research may serve as a scientific referenced foundation to China's national and even global nuclear strategy.
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