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

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1831 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1831 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1836 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1836 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1841 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1841 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1846 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1846 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1851 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1851 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1856 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1856 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1901 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1901 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1906 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1906 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1911 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1911 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1916 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1916 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1921 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1921 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1926 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 02 Oct 2022 - 1926 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)