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

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 17 Oct 2021 - 2240 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 17 Oct 2021 - 2240 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 17 Oct 2021 - 2250 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 17 Oct 2021 - 2250 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 17 Oct 2021 - 2300 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 17 Oct 2021 - 2300 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 17 Oct 2021 - 2310 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 17 Oct 2021 - 2310 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 17 Oct 2021 - 2320 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 17 Oct 2021 - 2320 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 17 Oct 2021 - 2330 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 17 Oct 2021 - 2330 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 17 Oct 2021 - 2340 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 17 Oct 2021 - 2340 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 17 Oct 2021 - 2350 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 17 Oct 2021 - 2350 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Oct 2021 - 0000 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Oct 2021 - 0000 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Oct 2021 - 0010 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Oct 2021 - 0010 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Oct 2021 - 0020 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Oct 2021 - 0020 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Oct 2021 - 0030 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Oct 2021 - 0030 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)

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