Category Archives: POES

PyroCbs in Russia

On 14 August 2017 two pyroCbs formed in Russia. Himawari-8 detected the smoke plume and pyroCb cloud, as well as the fires hot spots. The first  pyroCb cloud (~63.2º N, 117.1ºE) formed around 6:30 UTC . The second pyroCb (62.8º N, 122.4ºE) formed around 7:00 UTC. Starting at 6:00 UTC, the animation below shows Himawari-8 0.63 µm […]

PyroCbs in British Columbia

Early on 12 August 2017 two pyroCbs formed in British Columbia, Canada. GOES-15 detected the smoke plume and pyroCb cloud, as well as the fire hot spots. The first pyroCb cloud (near 51.8º N, 123.2ºW) developed around 03:30 UTC . The second formed about 1.5 hours later, at 05:00 UTC (near 53.1º N,  121ºE). Starting at […]

More PyroCbs in British Columbia

On 16 July 2017 two pyroCbs formed in the British Columbia. GOES-15 detected the smoke plume and pyroCb cloud, as well as the fires hot spots. The first pyroCb cloud (~51.8º N, 122.8ºW) formed around 21:00 UTC on 16 July . The second formed shortly after at 23:00 UTC around 52º N  122.5ºE. Starting at 20:00 UTC […]

PyroCbs in British Columbia

On 15 July 2017 two pyroCbs formed in the British Columbia. GOES-15 detected the smoke plume and pyroCb cloud, as well as the fires hot spots. The first pyroCb cloud (~52.7º N, 124ºW) formed around 23:30 UTC on 15 July . The second formed shortly after around 52.9º N  124.1ºE. Starting at 23:00 UTC on 15 July, […]

PyroCbs in Northwest Territories

On 11 July 2017 two pyroCbs formed in the Northwest Territories. GOES-15 detected the smoke plume and pyroCb cloud, as well as the fires hot spots. The first pyroCb cloud (~65.6º N, 129.9ºW) formed around 23:30 UTC on 10 July . The second formed shortly after around 67.1º N  128ºE. Starting at 23:00 UTC on 10 July, […]

PyroCb in Alaska

On 09 July 2017 a pyroCb formed in Alaska. GOES-15 detected the smoke plumes and pyroCb cloud, as well as the fires hot spot. The pyroCb cloud (~67.5º N, 141.4ºW) formed around 3:00 UTC . Starting at 2:30 UTC on 09 July, the animation below shows GOES-15 0.63 µm visible (left) and 3.9 µm shortwave IR (right) […]