Category Archives: Europe

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 […]

Wildfire smoke: from Alaska to Norway, via the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans

Note: even though this large-scale smoke event was not pyroCb-related, we feel that it is important enough to document in terms of the long-range transport of biomass burning smoke and the potential implications on weather and climate far from the fire source regions. EUMETSAT Meteosat-10 High Resolution Visible (0.8 ┬Ám) images (above; click to play […]