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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Fire Temperature at 41°N - 88°W - Kankakee County, IL

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0024 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0024 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0025 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0025 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0026 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0027 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0028 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0029 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0030 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0031 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0031 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0032 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0033 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0034 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0035 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0036 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0037 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0038 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0039 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0039 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0040 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0041 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0041 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0042 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0042 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0043 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0043 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0044 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0044 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0046 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0046 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0047 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0047 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0050 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0050 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0052 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0052 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0053 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0053 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0054 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0054 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0055 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0055 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0056 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0057 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jul 2024 - 0057 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)