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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 - 16 Jun 2024 - 0811 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0811 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0812 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0813 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0814 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0815 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0817 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0818 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0820 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0825 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0827 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0828 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0829 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0830 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0831 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0832 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0833 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0834 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0835 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0836 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0836 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0837 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0838 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0838 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0839 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0839 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0840 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0841 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 16 Jun 2024 - 0842 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)