Category Archives: Canada

Two PyroCbs in British Columbia

On 11 July there were a reported two pyroCbs in British Columbia. The first was at 56.4 N 123.9 W, producing a pyroCb around 00:30 UTC. GOES-15 detected the smoke plume and pyroCb cloud, as well as the fire hot spot. Starting at 22:30 UTC on 10 July, the animation below shows visible (.63 μm) on the […]

PyroCb in British Columbia

On 05 July there was possibility that a fire in southern British Columbia (located at 50º N, 123.5º W) produced a small pyroCb cloud; upon further analysis it was determined that this fire did indeed produce a pyroCb because the satellite-detected cloud-top IR brightness temperature reached the -40º C or colder threshold. GOES-15 3.9 µm […]

PyroCb in Alberta

On 03 July a pyroCb was produced at 23:30 in Alberta (58.2 N 118.3 W). GOES-15 detected the smoke plume and pyroCb cloud, as well as the fire hot spot. Starting at 22:00 UTC on 03 July, the animation below shows visible (.63 μm) on the left and shortwave IR (3.9 μm) on the right (click image […]

Multiple PyroCb in Saskatchewan

On 03 July a multiple pyroCbs formed in Saskatchewan. The first formed at 20:45 UTC at 56.1 N 107.2 W, the second at 21:15 UTC at 56.6 N 107 W, and the third at 21:00 UTC at 57.3 N 108.3 W. GOES-15 detected the smoke plumes and pyroCb clouds, as well as the fire hot spot. […]

PyroCb in British Columbia

On 03 July a pyroCb formed in British Columbia around 01:00 UTC at 59.7 N 128.2 W.GOES-15 detected the smoke plume and pyroCb cloud, as well as the fire hot spot. Starting at 23:00 UTC on 02 July, the animation below shows visible (.63 μm) on the left and shortwave IR (3.9 μm) on the right […]

PyroCb in Yukon

On 03 July 2015 a pyroCb formed at 00:00 UTC in Yukon at 60.1 N 127.5 W. GOES-15 detected the smoke plume and pyroCb cloud, as well as the fire hot spot. Starting at 23:00 UTC on 02 July, the animation below shows visible (.63 μm) on the left and shortwave IR (3.9 μm) on the right […]