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GOES-East - Sector view: Southern Plains - Fire Temperature

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 May 2024 - 0006 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 May 2024 - 0006 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 May 2024 - 0011 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 May 2024 - 0011 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 May 2024 - 0016 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 May 2024 - 0016 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 May 2024 - 0021 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 May 2024 - 0021 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 May 2024 - 0026 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 May 2024 - 0026 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 May 2024 - 0031 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 May 2024 - 0031 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 May 2024 - 0036 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 May 2024 - 0036 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 May 2024 - 0041 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 May 2024 - 0041 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 May 2024 - 0046 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 May 2024 - 0046 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 May 2024 - 0051 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 May 2024 - 0051 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 May 2024 - 0056 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 May 2024 - 0056 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 May 2024 - 0101 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 21 May 2024 - 0101 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)