Category Archives: Russia

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 […]

PyroCb in Russia

On 19 September 2016 a pyroCb formed northwest of Lake Baikal in eastern Russia. Himawari-8 detected the smoke plumes and pyroCb cloud, as well as the fire hot spots. The pyroCb cloud (~57.4º N, 105.3ºE) formed around 8:20 UTC . Starting at 7:30 UTC on 19 September, the animation below (also available as an MP4) shows Himawari-8 […]

PyroCb in Russia

On 01 July a pyroCb formed in Russia. HIMAWARI-8 detected the smoke plume and pyroCb cloud, as well as the fire hot spot. The pyroCb (58.4 N 110.4E) occurred at  6:30 UTC . Starting at 5:30 UTC on 01 July, the animation below shows visible (.63 μm) on the left and shortwave IR (3.9 μm) […]

Another PyroCb in Russia

On 30 June a pyroCb formed in Russia. HIMAWARI-8 detected the smoke plume and pyroCb cloud, as well as the fire hot spot. The pyroCb (~60 N 99E) occurred around  9:40 UTC . Starting at 9:00 UTC on 30 June, the animation below shows visible (.63 μm) on the left and shortwave IR (3.9 μm) […]