The green infernal is a term coined by the American scientist Paul Crutzen in the late 1970s, which he coined to describe the rapid, intense heat created when a chemical reaction generates electrons from the hydrogen atoms of the air around them.
It’s a bit like a lightning bolt.
It can generate so much heat that even the hottest parts of the Earth experience it, including the tropics, where the heat waves are typically seen.
The word has been used to describe a number of phenomena over the years, including a sudden burst of heat in the tropical north or a sudden cooling of the Antarctic Peninsula.
“A lot of people have this weird idea that there is a green infernos around the world that is causing all these things,” Crutz told CBC News.
“But it’s not really.
The green ones are actually very small, just a couple hundred kilometres across.
There’s a lot of noise from them, but they’re really small.”
There’s a reason for the green glow, Crutts explanation.
It reflects back off the air that’s burning.
This is the reason why it’s called the Green Infernos.
It’s also why, as the story goes, the term was coined, when it first appeared in a 1979 issue of Nature.
But Crutzes research team in the 1970s was looking for a better name.
“When I first heard that term I said, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s really interesting, that would be a good name,'” he said.
“What we found was the term actually didn’t capture what was happening.
It was a bit of a catch-all term for a bunch of different things.”
So Crutzens team came up with the term Green Inferno.
It came to be because they were researching the way heat moves around in the troposphere.
“In the tropos you get a lot more heat because there’s so much less humidity in the air,” Cruts said.
When the air is at its most humid, the amount of heat generated by the chemical reaction is so intense that the air’s actually expanding, and the heat goes through the surface of the ground and into the sky.
This expansion creates a green flame, a bluish glow, that can appear in the sky during the night.
At night, the heat of the Green inferno can be felt by the ground.
It causes heat waves, and sometimes even fires.
But the green flame doesn’t necessarily reflect off the ground, so it can’t be seen by the naked eye.
It also doesn’t always appear at night.
Sometimes it’s in the morning when there’s more sunshine available.
“You can see it when you’re driving, when you have a car,” Crutchz said.
“But if you’re looking at the ground the way you normally would you wouldn’t be able to see it.”
But there’s another reason to look for it: it’s a natural phenomenon.
Heat waves happen when the air temperature in the stratosphere is higher than the ground is, so the ground’s hotter.
That causes the ground to expand.
The result is that more heat is trapped in the ground that could otherwise be released.
The ground is more likely to be covered with snow, and if it is, it melts.
The Green Inferno is a very natural phenomenon, Crutchzes team found.
“It’s the most extreme temperature you can see in the atmosphere,” Cruttzes said.
In fact, the Green Ice is one of the strongest natural thermometers in the world, according to the World Meteorological Organization.
It measures how much heat is radiated from the Earth at different times of day.
Crutchz’s team found that the Green Flames have the same strength as the Green Icicles, but with a slight difference.
“The Green Ice has a very high threshold,” Cruthts said.
It is higher in the upper atmosphere.
Green Icicles are lower, and have a smaller threshold, so they’re not as effective.
The reason the Green Fireballs can be more powerful is because they’re also a result of the heat from the ground spreading out, instead of reflecting off it, Cruttz said, “So the Green fireballs are also a lot stronger than the Green icicles.”
In the past, Cruths research team has seen the Green Flame on the surface for up to 10 hours at a time.
That’s a huge amount of energy, so there are limits to how fast the Green flames can burn.
The team thinks that the more heat that’s released in the process, the more quickly the ground can expand.
Because the Green fires are very powerful, they have a longer lasting effect on the ground than the more ordinary Green Icings, according a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2013.
In the meantime, there’s no need to go looking for it.