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Goodland, KS - Fire Temperature

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0340 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0340 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0350 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0350 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0410 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0420 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0430 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0430 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0440 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0440 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0450 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0450 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0500 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0510 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0520 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0520 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0530 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0530 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0540 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0540 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0550 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0600 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0610 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0610 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0620 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0620 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0630 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0630 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0640 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0640 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0650 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0650 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0700 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0710 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0710 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0720 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0720 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0730 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jul 2024 - 0730 UTC
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)