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

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1831 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1831 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1836 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1836 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1841 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1841 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1846 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1846 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1851 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1851 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1856 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1856 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1901 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1901 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1906 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1906 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1911 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1911 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1916 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1916 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1921 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1921 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1926 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1926 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1931 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1931 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1936 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1936 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1941 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1941 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1946 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1946 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1951 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1951 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1956 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 1956 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 2001 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 2001 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 2006 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 2006 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 2011 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 2011 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 2016 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 2016 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 2021 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 2021 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 2026 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 May 2024 - 2026 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)