Daily Archives: June 22, 2013

Large fire in southeastern Quebec

A large fire was burning in southeastern Quebec (centered near 51.6 N latitude, 66.2 W longitude) on 22 June 2012. A comparison of 1-km resolution GOES-13 0.63 µm visible channel and 4-km resolution 3.9 µm shortwave IR channel images (above; click image to play animation) showed the development of a very large smoke plume, as […]

PyroCb over Siberia on 22 June 2013

On 22 June 2013, a cluster of wildfires occurred across a large region in Siberia.  These fires were centered at approximately 63 N 115 E, and were quite vigorous in their smoke production. This activity was enhanced by the presence of strong updrafts that developed with the fires throughout the day. This activity is noticeable […]