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

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 0941 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 0941 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 0946 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 0946 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 0951 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 0951 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 0956 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 0956 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1001 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1001 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1006 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1006 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1011 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1011 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1016 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1016 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1026 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1026 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1036 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1036 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1041 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1041 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1046 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1046 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)