Category Archives: Himawari-8

Another pyroCb in Russia

On 15 August 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 (~62.8º N, 122.4ºE) formed around 3:10 UTC . Starting at 2:30 UTC on 01 July, the animation below shows Himawari-8 0.63 µm visible (left) and 3.9 µm shortwave IR […]

PyroCbs in Russia

On 14 August 2017 three pyroCbs formed in Russia. Himawari-8 detected the smoke plume and pyroCb cloud, as well as the fire hot spots. The first  pyroCb cloud (~63.2º N, 117.1ºE) formed around 06:30 UTC . The second pyroCb (~62.8º N, 122.4ºE) formed around 07:00 UTC. The third pyroCb (~61.5º N, 122.1ºE) formed around 8:10 UTC. […]

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 […]