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

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0136 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0136 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0141 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0141 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0146 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0146 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0151 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0151 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0156 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0156 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0201 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0201 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0206 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0206 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0211 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0211 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0216 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0216 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0221 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0221 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0226 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0226 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0231 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0231 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0236 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0236 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0241 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0241 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0246 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0246 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0251 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0251 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0256 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0256 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0301 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0301 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0306 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0306 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0311 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0311 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0316 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0316 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0321 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0321 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0326 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0326 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0331 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 07 Dec 2021 - 0331 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)

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