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GOES-West - Sector view: Alaska - Fire Temperature

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1650 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1650 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1700 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1700 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1710 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1710 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1720 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1720 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1730 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1730 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1740 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1740 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1750 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1750 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1800 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1800 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1810 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1810 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1820 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1820 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1830 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1830 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1840 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1840 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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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)