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Category: GOES-18

1-minute imagery of wildfires and pyrocumulonimbus clouds in British Columbia

1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-18 (GOES-West) Fire Temperature RGB and “Clean” Infrared Window (10.3 µm) images (above) showed the intensification of 3 wildfires in northeast British Columbia on 20 May 2023. Two of the fires produced pyrocumulonimbus (pyroCb) clouds, exhibiting cloud-top 10.3 µm infrared brightness temperatures of -50ºC or colder (shades of red) — which then eventually moved eastward... Read More