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 موجة الحر الأوروبية تغذي حرائق الغابات infographic
Graphic shows fire danger forecast and areas already damaged in southern Europe, and effect of jetstream on heatwaves.


موجة الحر الأوروبية تغذي حرائق الغابات

By Phil Bainbridge

July 15, 2022 - الموجة الحارة الثانية هذا الصيف تتسبب في ارتفاع درجات الحرارة إلى 40 درجة مئوية عبر أوروبا، مما يساهم في تأجيج حرائق الغابات في أنحاء القارة من البرتغال إلى تركيا.

Scientists believe anthropogenic climate change is to blame for the increased frequency of extreme weather events such as storm systems and heatwaves.

Climate change may be making the jet stream, the high altititude air current, move north or south more strongly or even split in two. Waves in the jet stream can cause heat waves to move more slowly or get stuck in place. As the jetsteam increasingly splits in two for longer periods, the number of European heatwaves has increased roughly 3-4 times faster than other equivalent latitudes such as North America.

PUBLISHED: 15/07/2022; STORY: Graphic News