Jaroso Fire in northeastern New Mexico

GOES-15 0.63 µm visible channel images (click image to play animation)

GOES-15 0.63 µm visible channel images (click image to play animation)

The Jaroso Fire in northeastern New Mexico produced a very large Pyrocumulonimbus cloud on 11 June 2013. GOES-15 0.63 µm visible channel images (above; click image to play animation; also available as a QuickTime movie) show the development of the well-defined pyroCb cloud, which then proceeded to drift rapidly eastward.

There were several other fires burning across parts of New Mexico and Colorado on 11 June — and early in the day on 12 June several large and very dense plumes of smoke aloft were apparent on GOES-15 0.63 µm visible channel images (below; click image to play animation), which stretched from Texas to Iowa.

GOES-15 0.63 µm visible channel images (click image to play animation)

GOES-15 0.63 µm visible channel images (click image to play animation)

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