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Archive: Sun Sep 2020

Pyrocumulonimbus clouds produced by the Cameron Peak Fire in Colorado

1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-16 (GOES-East) “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 2 distinct pulses of pyrocumulonimbus (pyroCb) cloud emanating from the Cameron Peak Fire in north-central Colorado on 06 September 2020. The coldest cloud-top infrared brightness temperatures were -52.4ºC. Smoke was occasionally restricting the... Read More