Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Getting Back To Normal Is Just NOT That Easy

Above: Panoramic view taken on the eastern edge of Los Alamos. On the far left, above the building is the Ski Area. Though unseen, the large plume to the right is coming from the area north of Santa Clara Canyon. (1630 MST 7/5/11 from the rim of Pueblo Canyon behind East Gate.)

Below: Large smoke plume as viewed from White Rock. This plume is hidden for the most part from people in Los Alamos. Notice the "halo" smoke. (1330 MST 7/5/11 from White Rock)
This "cloud" is a pyroclastic cloud or better, a pyrocumulous cloud, is a fast-moving current of superheated gas from the fire. Not from a volcano, but from the Las Conchas Fire.

1 comment:

  1. that's the first thing I thought of when I saw that picture...looks like it's from a volcano eprupting. That is a great clear shot and description of what that cloud is.