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GOES-East - Sector view: Caribbean - Fire Temperature

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 27 Oct 2021 - 0610 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 27 Oct 2021 - 0610 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 27 Oct 2021 - 0620 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 27 Oct 2021 - 0620 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 27 Oct 2021 - 0630 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 27 Oct 2021 - 0630 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 27 Oct 2021 - 0640 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 27 Oct 2021 - 0640 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 27 Oct 2021 - 0650 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 27 Oct 2021 - 0650 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 27 Oct 2021 - 0700 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 27 Oct 2021 - 0700 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 27 Oct 2021 - 0710 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 27 Oct 2021 - 0710 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 27 Oct 2021 - 0720 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 27 Oct 2021 - 0720 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 27 Oct 2021 - 0730 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 27 Oct 2021 - 0730 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 27 Oct 2021 - 0740 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 27 Oct 2021 - 0740 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 27 Oct 2021 - 0750 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 27 Oct 2021 - 0750 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 27 Oct 2021 - 0800 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 27 Oct 2021 - 0800 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
 

About Fire Temperature

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)

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