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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Fire Temperature at 38°N - 107°W - Saguache County, CO

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2023 - 1531 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2023 - 1544 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2023 - 1545 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2023 - 1546 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2023 - 1547 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2023 - 1548 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2023 - 1550 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2023 - 1552 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2023 - 1553 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2023 - 1554 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2023 - 1555 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2023 - 1556 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 Sep 2023 - 1558 UTC
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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)