Category Archives: Canada

PyroCb in Northwest Territories

On 29 June one pyroCb formed in the Northwest Territories. GOES-15 detected the smoke plume and pyroCb cloud, as well as the fire hot spot. The pyroCb (63.9 N 123.9W) occurred at  22:11 UTC . Starting at 21:00 UTC on 21 June, the animation below shows visible (.63 μm) on the left and shortwave IR (3.9 […]

PyroCu in Northwest Territories

On 21 June one pyroCu formed in the Northwest Territories. GOES-15 detected the smoke plume and pyroCu cloud, as well as the fire hot spot. The pyroCu (64 N 124 W) occurred at around 4:30 UTC. Starting at 4:00 UTC on 21 June, the animation below shortwave IR (3.9 μm, click image to play animation), […]

Canadian Fires Producing Smoke that Traveled to Europe

Starting on 03 May there have been multiple pyroCb events in Alberta, Canada near Fort McMurray. The documentation of these events with accompanying images can be found at: http://pyrocb.ssec.wisc.edu/archives/1572. These fires continued to produce pyroCbs with the last pyroCb detected on 17 May. Since this is such a long period of time for pyroCbs to […]

PyroCb in British Columbia

On 16  May a pyroCb formed in British Columbia (~56 N, ~122W). GOES-15 detected the smoke plume and pyroCb cloud, as well as the fire hot spot. Starting at 22:00 UTC on 16 May, the animation below shows visible (.63 μm) on the right and shortwave IR (3.9 μm) on the left (click image to play […]

PyroCb in British Columbia

On 05 May there was a pyroCb in British Columbia  at 56.6 N 120 W. GOES-15 detected the smoke plume and clouds around the fires, as well as the fire hot spots. Starting at 00:00 UTC on 06 May, the animation below shows visible (0.63 μm) on the left and shortwave IR (3.9 μm) on […]

Fort McMurray, Alberta wildfire

GOES-15 (GOES-West) Visible (0.63 µm) and Shortwave Infrared (3.9 µm) images (above) showed the hot spot (dark black to yellow to red pixels) and the development of pulses of pyrocumulonimbus (pyroCb) clouds associated with a large wildfire located just to the west of Fort McMurray, Alberta (station identifier CYMM) on 03 May 2016. The fire […]