Category Archives: Himawari-8

PyroCb in Russia

On 01 July 2017 a pyroCb formed in Russia. Himawari-8 detected the smoke plume and pyroCb cloud, as well as the fires hot spots. The pyroCb cloud (~62.5º N, 123ºE) formed around 5:00 UTC . Starting at 4:30 UTC on 01 July, the animation below shows Himawari-8 0.63 µm visible (left) and 3.9 µm shortwave IR (right) […]

Two PyroCbs in Russia

On 22 June 2017 two pyroCbs formed north of Lake Baikal in eastern Russia. Himawari-8 detected the smoke plume and pyroCb cloud, as well as the fires hot spots. The first pyroCb cloud (~58.3º N, 105ºE) formed around 8:30 UTC . The second formed shortly after around 58.9º N  106.9ºE. Starting at 8:00 UTC on 22 June, […]

Two PyroCbs in Russia

On 12 June 2017 two pyroCbs formed northwest of Lake Baikal in eastern Russia. Himawari-8 detected these smoke plumes and pyroCbs cloud, as well as the fires hot spots. The first pyroCb cloud (~54.3º N, 105.7ºE) formed around 9:20 UTC . The second pyroCb cloud (~55.4º N, 107.4ºE) formed around 10:50 UTC. Starting at 9:00 UTC on […]

PyroCb in Russia

Himawari-8 Visible (0.64 µm), Shortwave Infrared (3.9 µm) and Longwave Infrared Window (10.4 µm) images (above) showed a wildfire burning in Russia on 25 May 2017 at 58.3N 106.2E. This fire reached a minimum brightness temperature around -40ºC around 8:30 UTC. Suomi NPP OMPS Aerosol Index images (courtesy of Colin Seftor) shows the transport of smoke on […]

Cocklebiddy Fire PyroCb in Australia

A slightly longer animation — covering the period from 20:40 on 6 December to 09:40 UTC on 7 December — of Himawari-8 Visible (0.64 μm), Shortwave Infrared (3.9 μm) and Infrared Window (10.4 μm) images is shown below. The pyroCb cloud formed near the center of the images, and the cold anvil of the cloud […]