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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 20 May 2024 - 0306 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 20 May 2024 - 0306 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 20 May 2024 - 0311 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 20 May 2024 - 0311 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 20 May 2024 - 0316 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 20 May 2024 - 0321 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 20 May 2024 - 0326 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 20 May 2024 - 0331 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 20 May 2024 - 0336 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 20 May 2024 - 0341 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 20 May 2024 - 0346 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 20 May 2024 - 0351 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 20 May 2024 - 0356 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 20 May 2024 - 0401 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 20 May 2024 - 0406 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 20 May 2024 - 0411 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 20 May 2024 - 0416 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 20 May 2024 - 0421 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 20 May 2024 - 0426 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 20 May 2024 - 0431 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 20 May 2024 - 0436 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 20 May 2024 - 0446 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 20 May 2024 - 0451 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 20 May 2024 - 0456 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 20 May 2024 - 0501 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)