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GOES-East - Sector view: Upper Mississippi Valley - Fire Temperature

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0046 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0046 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0051 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0051 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0056 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0056 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0101 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0101 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0106 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0106 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0111 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0111 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0116 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0116 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0121 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0121 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0126 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0126 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0131 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0131 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0136 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0136 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0141 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0141 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0146 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0151 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0151 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0156 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0156 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0201 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0201 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0206 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0206 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0211 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0211 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0216 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0216 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0221 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0221 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0226 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0226 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0231 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0231 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0236 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0236 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0241 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 24 Apr 2024 - 0241 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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)