02 May 2007 - GOES-12 Visible Channel Images

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This animation of GOES-12 visible (channel 01) images shows thick plumes of smoke emanating from 2 large fire complexes burning in southeastern Georgia on 02 May 2007. Note the appearance of a small cloud shadow late in the animation over the point source of the largest (westernmost) smoke plume -- this was due to pyrocumulus towers that developed and rose to significant heights over the very hot fire region, casting late afternoon shadows on the thick smoke below.

Java applet developed by Tom Whittaker, CIMSS / SSEC