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GOES-East - Sector view: Pacific Southwest - Fire Temperature

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1016 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1016 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1021 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1021 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1026 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1026 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1031 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1031 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1036 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1036 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1041 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1041 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1046 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1046 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1051 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1051 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1056 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1056 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1101 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1101 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1106 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1106 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1111 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1111 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1116 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1116 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1121 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1121 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1126 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1126 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1131 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1131 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1136 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1136 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1141 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1141 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1146 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1146 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1151 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1151 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1156 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1156 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1201 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1201 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1206 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1206 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1211 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 Jan 2022 - 1211 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)