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GOES-West - Sector view: Northern Pacific - Fire Temperature

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 0900 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 0900 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 0910 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 0910 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 0920 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 0920 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 0930 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 0930 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 0940 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 0940 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 0950 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 0950 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1000 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1000 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1020 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1020 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1040 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1040 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1050 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1050 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1100 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1100 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1110 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 23 May 2022 - 1110 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)