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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Fire Temperature at 39°N - 119°W - Lyon County, NV

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 31 Jan 2023 - 2248 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 31 Jan 2023 - 2248 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 31 Jan 2023 - 2249 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 31 Jan 2023 - 2249 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 31 Jan 2023 - 2254 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 31 Jan 2023 - 2255 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 31 Jan 2023 - 2302 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 31 Jan 2023 - 2303 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 31 Jan 2023 - 2304 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 31 Jan 2023 - 2305 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 31 Jan 2023 - 2306 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 31 Jan 2023 - 2307 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 31 Jan 2023 - 2309 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 31 Jan 2023 - 2310 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 31 Jan 2023 - 2311 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 31 Jan 2023 - 2312 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 31 Jan 2023 - 2313 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 31 Jan 2023 - 2314 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 31 Jan 2023 - 2315 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 31 Jan 2023 - 2316 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 31 Jan 2023 - 2318 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)