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GOES-West CONUS - Fire Temperature

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2022 - 0501 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2022 - 0501 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2022 - 0506 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2022 - 0511 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2022 - 0516 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2022 - 0521 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2022 - 0526 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2022 - 0531 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2022 - 0536 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2022 - 0541 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2022 - 0546 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2022 - 0551 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2022 - 0556 UTC
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About Fire Temperature

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)