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

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1556 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1556 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1601 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1601 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1606 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1606 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1611 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1611 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1616 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1616 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1621 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1621 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1626 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1626 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1631 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1631 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1636 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1636 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1641 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1641 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1646 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1646 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1651 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1651 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1656 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1656 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1701 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1701 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1706 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1706 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1711 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1711 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1716 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1716 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1721 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1721 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1726 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1726 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1731 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1731 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1736 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1736 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1741 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1741 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1746 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1746 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1751 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 04 Feb 2023 - 1751 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)