22 August 2000 | GOES-8 Wildfire ABBA Composite

GOES-8 ABBA product legend

Java applet developed by Tom Whittaker, CIMSS / SSEC

This loop of GOES-8 Wildfire Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm (ABBA) Composite imagery shows smoke and detected fires over Idaho and Montana on 22-23 August 2000. Fires are classified by the ABBA. Note the region of saturated fire pixels (yellow pixels) in southwestern Montana from 19:45 to 23:15 UTC (1:45 PM to 5:15 PM CDT); these very hot fires were responsible for a large smoke/cloud column which formed around 21:15 UTC (3:15 PM MDT) and drifted eastward across Montana. Smoke plumes are also visible from several of the fires over Idaho and Montana.

Back to the 22 August 2000 MT Smoke page