Daily Archives: July 4, 2013

Fires in western Quebec

Large fires had been burning in the Eastmain region of Quebec since the middle of June 2013, and on a number of days produced large amounts of smoke. One such day was 04 July 2013, when 1-km resolution GOES-13 0.63 µm visible channel images (above; click image to play animation) showed several dense plumes of […]

Carpenter 1 Fire west of Las Vegas, Nevada

The Carpenter 1 Fire (InciWeb) was started by lightning in the Spring Mountains west of Las Vegas, Nevada on 01 July 2013. Three days later, on 04 July 2013, a comparison of GOES-15 (GOES-West) 0.63 µm visible channel and 3.9 µm shortwave IR images (above; click to play animation) showed the development of a large […]