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Archive: Sun Jul 2018

Ferguson Fire in California forms a pyrocumulonimbus cloud

* GOES-17 images shown here are preliminary and non-operational *The Ferguson Fire in central California produced a pyrocumulonimbus (pyroCb) cloud during the afternoon hours on 15 July 2018. GOES-16 (GOES-East) “Red” Visible (0.64 µm), Shortwave Infrared (3.9 µm) and “Clean” Infrared Window (10.3 µm) images (above) showed that the high-altitude portion of the pyroCb cloud then drifted... Read More