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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Fire Temperature at 55°N - 149°W - North Pacific Ocean

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0057 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0057 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0058 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0100 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0102 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0103 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0104 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0105 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0106 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0107 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0108 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0109 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0109 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0111 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0112 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0113 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0114 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0115 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0117 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0118 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0119 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0119 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0120 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0121 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0122 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0123 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0124 UTC
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0125 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0126 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 28 May 2024 - 0126 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)