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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Fire Temperature at 40°N - 73°W - North Atlantic Ocean

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 2329 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 2334 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 2335 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 2336 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 2337 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 2337 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 2342 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 2343 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 2344 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 2345 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 2346 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 2347 UTC
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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)