Pyrocumulus Clouds

Pyrocumulus clouds are formed by fires, volcanos. or nuclear explosions.  Intense heat sucks moisture from the vegetation, lakes and streams into the air.  Clouds then form easily as the moisture condenses and is held by the ash.  Clouds are usually gray or brown because of the debris in the cloud.  Nuclear explosions will make a mushroom shaped cloud.

Fire generated cloud

Fire generated cloud

Another fire generated pyrocumulous cloud

Another fire generated pyrocumulous cloud

Nuclear explosion generated cloud

Nuclear explosion generated cloud

Classic mushroom cloud from nuclear bomb

Classic mushroom cloud from nuclear bomb

Redoubt volcano eruption April 19, 1990 - Cook Inlet

Redoubt volcano eruption April 19, 1990 – Cook Inlet

Volcano eruption punches a hole in the cloud cover ...taken from space station

Volcano eruption punches a hole in the cloud cover …taken from space station

 

 

 

 

 

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One thought on “Pyrocumulus Clouds

  1. Agent 007 says:

    It only snowed were I live once. It is very hot down here! Nuclear bombs are so powerful. It’s amazing how far they can cover!

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