Category Archives: Suomi NPP

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 […]

PyroCb in Australia

On 04 December 2016 a pyroCb developed to the west of Toowoomba in Queensland, Australia. A Suomi NPP VIIRS true-color image around 04:16 UTC (above) showed the early stage of the smoke plume in the Cecil Plains area, about 2 hours prior to the pyroCb formation. Himawari-8 monitored the temporal evolution of the smoke plumes and […]

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 […]

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 […]