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Archive: Sat Sep 2020

Pyrocumulonimbus cloud spawned by the Creek Fire in California

1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-17 (GOES-West) “Red” Visible (0.64 µm), GOES-17 Shortwave Infrared (3.9 µm), Fire Temperature Red-Green-Blue (RGB) + GLM Flash Extent Density (FED) and “Clean” Infrared Window (10.35 µm) images (above) showed the formation of a pyrocumulonimbus (pyroCb) cloud created by the Creek Fire in Central California on 05 September 2020. The appearance of a few brief GLM FED pixels (2026 UTC | 2117 UTC)... Read More