Category Archives: GOES-15

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 […]

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 […]