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GOES-East - Sector view: Southern Mississippi Valley - Fire Temperature

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Jan 2023 - 1446 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Jan 2023 - 1446 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Jan 2023 - 1451 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Jan 2023 - 1451 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Jan 2023 - 1456 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Jan 2023 - 1456 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Jan 2023 - 1501 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Jan 2023 - 1501 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Jan 2023 - 1506 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Jan 2023 - 1506 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Jan 2023 - 1511 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Jan 2023 - 1511 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Jan 2023 - 1516 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Jan 2023 - 1516 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Jan 2023 - 1521 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Jan 2023 - 1521 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Jan 2023 - 1526 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Jan 2023 - 1526 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Jan 2023 - 1531 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Jan 2023 - 1531 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Jan 2023 - 1536 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Jan 2023 - 1536 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Jan 2023 - 1541 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Jan 2023 - 1541 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)