NOAA GOES Image Viewer website
2 Feb 2023 - 19:05 EST
3 Feb 2023 - 00:05 UTC

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

1 hour loop - 12 images - 5 minute update

To enlarge, pause animation & click the image. Hover over popups to zoom. Use slider to navigate.

  

  

  
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Feb 2023 - 2256 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Feb 2023 - 2256 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Feb 2023 - 2301 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Feb 2023 - 2301 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Feb 2023 - 2306 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Feb 2023 - 2306 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Feb 2023 - 2311 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Feb 2023 - 2311 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Feb 2023 - 2316 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Feb 2023 - 2316 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Feb 2023 - 2321 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Feb 2023 - 2321 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Feb 2023 - 2326 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Feb 2023 - 2326 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Feb 2023 - 2331 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Feb 2023 - 2331 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Feb 2023 - 2336 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Feb 2023 - 2336 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Feb 2023 - 2341 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Feb 2023 - 2341 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Feb 2023 - 2346 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Feb 2023 - 2346 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Feb 2023 - 2351 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Feb 2023 - 2351 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)