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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Fire Temperature at 43°N - 120°W - Lake County, OR

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0028 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0028 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0029 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0030 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0031 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0032 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0033 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0034 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0035 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0036 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0037 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0038 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0039 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0039 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0040 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0041 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0041 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0042 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0042 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0043 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0043 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0044 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0044 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0045 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0045 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0046 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0046 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0047 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0047 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0048 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0048 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0049 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0049 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0050 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0050 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0051 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0051 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0052 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0052 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0053 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0053 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0054 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0054 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0055 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0056 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0057 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 14 Oct 2023 - 0057 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)