Author Archives: Anna Sienko

PyroCb in Idaho

A small pyroCb cloud developed from the Pioneer Fire in Idaho during the evening hours on 19 August 2016, which difted quickly to the southwest; GOES-15 (GOES-West) 0.63 µm Visible and 3.9 µm Shortwave Infrared images (below) showed the fire hot spot (red pixels on the 3.9 µm images) and the pyroCb plume in the visible. Since the pyroCb occurred […]

PyroCb in Colorado

On 27 July a pyroCb formed  from the Beaver Creek  Fire in Colorado. GOES-15 detected the smoke plumes and pyroCu cloud, as well as the fire hot spot. The pyroCb (40.9º N, 106.6º W) formed around 21:30 UTC .  Starting at 23:30 UTC on 27 July, the animation below (also available as an MP4) )shows GOES-15 (GOES-West) 0.63 […]

PyroCu in Wyoming

On 18 July a pyroCu formed in Wyoming. GOES-15 detected the smoke plumes and pyroCu cloud, as well as the fire hot spot. The pyroCu (43.2º N, 110.5º W) formed from the Cliff Creek Fire around 21:00 UTC .  Starting at 20:30 UTC on 18 July, the animation below (also available as an MP4) )shows GOES-15 (GOES-West) 0.63 […]

Two PyroCbs in Alaska

On 15 July two pyroCbs formed in the interior of Alaska. GOES-15 detected the smoke plumes and pyroCb clouds, as well as the fire hot spots. The first pyroCb (65.8º N, 155.5º W) formed from the Dulbi Flats fire around 1:30 UTC . The second pyroCb (66.6º N, 153.8ºW ) formed from the Hog Fire, […]

PyroCb in Colorado

On 10 July 2016 a pyroCb formed in association with the Hayden Pass fire in central Colorado. Both GOES-15 (GOES-West) and GOES-13 (GOES-East) detected the smoke plume and pyroCb cloud, as well as the fire hot spot. The pyroCb (38.3 N 105.8 W) occurred at around 22:30 UTC. Starting at 20:00 UTC on 10 July, the animations […]