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GOES-East - Sector view: Gulf of Mexico - Fire Temperature

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Mar 2024 - 0931 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Mar 2024 - 0931 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Mar 2024 - 0936 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Mar 2024 - 0936 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Mar 2024 - 0941 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Mar 2024 - 0941 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Mar 2024 - 0946 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Mar 2024 - 0946 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Mar 2024 - 0951 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Mar 2024 - 0951 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Mar 2024 - 0956 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Mar 2024 - 0956 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Mar 2024 - 1001 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Mar 2024 - 1001 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Mar 2024 - 1006 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Mar 2024 - 1006 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Mar 2024 - 1011 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Mar 2024 - 1011 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Mar 2024 - 1016 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Mar 2024 - 1016 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Mar 2024 - 1021 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Mar 2024 - 1021 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Mar 2024 - 1026 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 01 Mar 2024 - 1026 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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)