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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Fire Temperature at 32°N - 81°W - Chatham County, GA

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 0224 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 0240 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 0241 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 0243 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 0244 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 0245 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 0246 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 0247 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 0249 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 0252 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 0253 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 0254 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 0255 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 26 Jan 2023 - 0257 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)