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GOES-East - Sector view: South America - Northern - Fire Temperature

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jan 2022 - 1950 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jan 2022 - 1950 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jan 2022 - 2000 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jan 2022 - 2000 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jan 2022 - 2010 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jan 2022 - 2010 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jan 2022 - 2020 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jan 2022 - 2020 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jan 2022 - 2030 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jan 2022 - 2030 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jan 2022 - 2040 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jan 2022 - 2040 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jan 2022 - 2050 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jan 2022 - 2050 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jan 2022 - 2100 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jan 2022 - 2100 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jan 2022 - 2110 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jan 2022 - 2110 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jan 2022 - 2120 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jan 2022 - 2120 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jan 2022 - 2130 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jan 2022 - 2130 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jan 2022 - 2140 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 18 Jan 2022 - 2140 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
 

About Fire Temperature

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)