Zombie fires with Dr Mark Parrington

For the love of weather by Gemma Plumb & Aisling Creevey

Episode notes

Dr Mark Parrington is a senior scientist in the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) Development Section at ECMWF working on wildfire emissions.

Mark begins by telling us about Saharan dust in the UK. He also talks us through the positives and negatives of wildfires and ‘black carbon’. He explains how fire seasons are getting longer in California and why ‘mega fires’ are becoming more likely.

Mark tells us about scientific advancements in understanding ‘zombie fires’ and why we should be worried about Siberian fires and the changing landscape of the Arctic.

We learned so much chatting to Mark in this episode about wildfires and we hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did.

If you would like to check out some of Mark’s work, you can find him on twitter @m_parrington

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