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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Fire Temperature at 36°N - 108°W - San Juan County, NM

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jun 2024 - 1428 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jun 2024 - 1442 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jun 2024 - 1443 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jun 2024 - 1444 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jun 2024 - 1445 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jun 2024 - 1446 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jun 2024 - 1447 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jun 2024 - 1448 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jun 2024 - 1449 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jun 2024 - 1450 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jun 2024 - 1451 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jun 2024 - 1452 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jun 2024 - 1453 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jun 2024 - 1454 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)