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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Fire Temperature at 34°N - 85°W - Polk County, GA

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1935 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1935 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1936 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1936 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1937 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1937 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1938 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1938 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1939 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1939 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1940 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1940 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1941 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1941 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1942 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1942 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1943 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1943 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1944 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1944 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1945 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1945 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1946 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1946 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1947 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1947 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1948 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1948 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1949 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1949 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1950 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1950 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1951 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1951 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1952 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1952 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1953 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1953 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1954 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1954 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1955 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1955 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1956 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1956 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1957 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1957 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1958 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1958 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1959 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 1959 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 2000 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 2000 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 2001 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 2001 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 2002 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 2002 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 2003 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 2003 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 2004 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 09 Dec 2023 - 2004 UTC
legend for Fire Temperature RBG

Fire Temperature key:

1 - Warm fire
2 - Very warm fire
3 - Hot fire
4 - Very hot fire
5 - Burn scars
6 - Clear sky: land
7 - Clear sky: water/snow/night
8 - Water clouds
9 - Ice clouds


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)