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GOES-West Full Disk - Fire Temperature

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Oct 2021 - 0110 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Oct 2021 - 0110 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Oct 2021 - 0120 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Oct 2021 - 0120 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Oct 2021 - 0130 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Oct 2021 - 0130 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Oct 2021 - 0140 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Oct 2021 - 0140 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Oct 2021 - 0150 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Oct 2021 - 0150 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Oct 2021 - 0200 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Oct 2021 - 0200 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Oct 2021 - 0210 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Oct 2021 - 0210 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Oct 2021 - 0220 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Oct 2021 - 0220 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Oct 2021 - 0230 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Oct 2021 - 0230 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Oct 2021 - 0240 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Oct 2021 - 0240 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Oct 2021 - 0250 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Oct 2021 - 0250 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Oct 2021 - 0300 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Oct 2021 - 0300 UTC
 

About Fire Temperature

Fire Temperature RGB allows the user to identify where the most intense fires are occurring and differentiate these from "cooler" fires. The RGB takes advantage of the fact that from 3.9µm to shorter wavelengths, background solar radiation and surface reflectance increases. This means that fires need to be more intense in order to be detected by the 2.2 and 1.6µm bands, as more intense fires emit more radiation at these wavelengths. Therefore, small/"cool" fires will only show up at 3.9µm and appear red while increases in fire intensity cause greater contributions of the other channels resulting in white very intense fires.

• For more details, see the Fire Temperature RGB Quick Guide, (PDF, 1.2 MB)

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