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

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jun 2022 - 0201 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jun 2022 - 0201 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jun 2022 - 0211 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jun 2022 - 0211 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jun 2022 - 0221 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jun 2022 - 0221 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jun 2022 - 0226 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jun 2022 - 0226 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jun 2022 - 0231 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jun 2022 - 0231 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jun 2022 - 0236 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jun 2022 - 0236 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jun 2022 - 0246 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jun 2022 - 0246 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jun 2022 - 0251 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jun 2022 - 0251 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jun 2022 - 0256 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jun 2022 - 0256 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jun 2022 - 0301 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jun 2022 - 0301 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jun 2022 - 0316 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jun 2022 - 0316 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jun 2022 - 0326 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 30 Jun 2022 - 0326 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)