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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 25 Feb 2024 - 2340 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 25 Feb 2024 - 2340 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0000 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0000 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0010 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0010 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0030 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0030 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0040 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0040 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0050 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0050 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0100 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0100 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0120 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0120 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0130 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0130 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0140 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0140 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0150 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0150 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0200 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0200 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0210 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0210 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0230 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0230 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0240 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0240 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0250 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0250 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0300 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0300 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0310 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0310 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0320 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0320 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0330 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0330 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0340 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0340 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0350 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0350 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0400 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0400 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0410 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Feb 2024 - 0410 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)