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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Fire Temperature at 42°N - 115°W - Elko County, NV

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0527 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0527 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0528 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0529 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0530 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0531 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0535 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0536 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0537 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0538 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0539 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0540 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0542 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0543 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0544 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0545 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0545 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0546 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0546 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0547 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0547 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0548 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0549 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0549 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0550 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0550 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0551 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0552 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0552 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0553 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0553 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0554 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0555 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0555 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0556 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0557 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Aug 2023 - 0557 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)