(Photo from: US Naval Research Laboratory / David Peterson, viaCnet)
It is reported that as a flight laboratory, NASA has equipped a large number of data acquisition sensors for this aircraft. Scientists say the "flame cloud" is also known as the Washington State cumulus (comulonimbus flammagenitus or pyrocumulonimbus).
The visual effect of the photo looks very wild, and the sunlight is turned into a bright orange in the air. The other photo shows a picture of Williams Flats wildfire, showing a fluffy white cloud "sitting" above the gray smoke underneath.
(pyrocumulonimbus clouds appear white, the fireworks are gray underneath)
As part of a joint NASA project with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Firex-AQ aims to study the impact of fire zones on the global environment and air quality.
The NASA Earth Observatory said on Tuesday: "Scientists are studying the composition and chemistry of smoke to better understand its impact on air quality and climate." Researchers are interested in how such clouds push the smoke up the stratosphere because it can spread and linger for a long time.
(NASA and USGS' Landsat 8 satellites also participated in the observation of this wildfire)
The US Geological Survey (USGS) noted that the Williams Flat wildfire is still continuing and has swept over 45,000 acres. The National Wildfire Coordination Group mentioned in an overview of the incident: “Steep slopes, limited access and primitive road conditions have hampered the containment of wildfires”.
NASA and NOAA say extreme wildfire seasons are happening. Since 1960, the annual wildfires in the United States have exceeded 8 million acres. In order to deal with and deal with the direct and insightal effects of these wildfires, we need more comprehensive data.