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

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1311 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1311 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1316 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1316 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1321 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1321 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1326 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1326 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1331 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1331 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1336 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1336 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1341 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1341 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1346 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1346 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1351 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1351 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1356 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1356 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1401 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1401 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1406 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1406 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1411 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1411 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1416 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1416 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1421 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1421 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1426 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1426 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1431 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1431 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1436 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1436 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1441 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1441 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1446 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1446 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1451 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1451 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1456 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1456 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1501 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1501 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1506 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Feb 2023 - 1506 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)