BRITAIN will be gripped by a potentially lengthy cold snap as sudden stratospheric
warming looks poised to cause temperatures to tumble.
Forecasters are warning that a phenomenon, known as a sudden stratospheric
warming, could mean a very cold spell at the end of this month.
A Met Office spokesman said: "Last week we highlighted that a Sudden Stratospheric
Warming event could affect our weather later this month.
The jet, referred to as the stratospheric
polar vortex, is predominantly zonal and centered around the pole; however, it does exhibit large variability in wind speed and location.
The smaller ozone hole in 2017 was strongly influenced by an unstable and warmer Antarctic vortex - the stratospheric
low pressure system that rotates clockwise in the atmosphere above Antarctica.
In early September, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School in Calgary will become the first Canadian high school to fly experiments onboard a stratospheric
balloon as part of the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA's) Stratos Program.
The Perlan II stratospheric
glider has departed the United States aboard a container ship on the first leg of a journey that will end in El Calafate, Argentina, where it will begin high-altitude aerospace and climate research, the company said.
They have those three players forward that are stratospheric
but we have the quality to do well.
A study published earlier this month found five areas in the Golden State with stratospheric
rates of unvaccinated or under-immunized kids: Northeastern Sacramento County and Roseville (5.
Small amounts of sulfur dioxide emissions from Earth's surface eventually rise 12 to 20 miles into the stratospheric
aerosol layer of the atmosphere, where chemical reactions create sulfuric acid and water particles that reflect sunlight back to space, cooling the planet.
The result would be the destruction of 10 percent of the stratospheric
ozone layer within 50 years, Rowland says.
This spring however, cold stratospheric
temperatures have led to more depletion than usual: in some areas, losses were as high as 40 per cent.