Monthly Archives: August 2017

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. […]

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 […]