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Archive: Tue Sep 2020

2 pyrocumulonimbus events in Northern 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 over the Hopkins Fire in Northern California on 08 September 2020.The vertical extent of the pyroCb cloud tower was even more apparent when viewed in Visible imagery from GOES-16 (GOES-East), displayed... Read More