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The mpeg files (top and in figure 1) were made from consecutive 15 minute GOES visible images taken on June 10 during the midday hours. The smoke plumes are being driven by increasing strong northwesterly winds for many hundreds of miles southeastward. The POES images (figures 2 through 5) were created using the near-infrared channel 2 and shortwave infrared channel 3(3.9 micrometer). The near-infrared channel highlights reflective surfaces including the smoke particulates of the plumes. The shortwave infrared channel detects hot spots made by the fires. These hot spots are highlighted in red.
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