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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Fire Temperature at 37°N - 86°W - Barren County, KY

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0506 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0506 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0510 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0511 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0512 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0513 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0515 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0516 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0517 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0518 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0519 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0520 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0521 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0524 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0526 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0527 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0528 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0529 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0530 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0530 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0531 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0531 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0532 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0533 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0534 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Jul 2024 - 0535 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)