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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Fire Temperature at 55°N - 149°W - North Pacific Ocean

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1735 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1735 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1736 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1736 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1737 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1738 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1738 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1739 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1739 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1740 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1740 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1741 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1741 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1742 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1742 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1743 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1743 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1744 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1744 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1745 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1745 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1746 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1746 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1747 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1747 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1748 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1748 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1749 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1749 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1750 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1750 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1751 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1751 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1752 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1752 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1753 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1753 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1754 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1754 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1755 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1755 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1756 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1756 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1757 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1757 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1758 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1758 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1759 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1759 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1800 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1800 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1801 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1801 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1802 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1802 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1803 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1803 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1804 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1804 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)