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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Pyrocumulus Cloud Billows From N.M. Fire

Caption: On June 12, 2013, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the Silver fire burning east of Silver City, N.M. In addition to producing gray smoke plumes, the fire spawned a pyrocumulus cloud -- a tall, cauliflower-shaped cloud that billowed up above the smoke.

Credit: NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Caption by Adam Voiland.

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