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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0521 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0521 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0526 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0526 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0531 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0531 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0536 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0536 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0541 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0541 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0546 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0546 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0551 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0551 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0556 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0556 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0601 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0601 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0606 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0606 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0611 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0611 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0616 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0616 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0621 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0621 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0626 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0626 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0631 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0631 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0636 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0636 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0641 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0641 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0646 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0646 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0651 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0651 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0656 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0656 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0701 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0701 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0706 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0706 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0711 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0711 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0716 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2023 - 0716 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)