Giant Fire Clouds Over California

On Sunday, I posted satellite images of massive fire clouds billowing from wildfires raging along the California-Oregon border.

On Tuesday, NASA’s Earth Observatory weighed in with more details, as well as spectacular photographs taken on the evening of July 31 by James Haseltine from an Oregon Air National Guard F-15C fighter jet — including the one above.

And this one too:

Rising air currents over wildfires can carry water vapor high into the atmosphere, causing it to cool and

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