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GOES-18 - Sector view: Pacific Southwest - Fire Temperature

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 19 Aug 2022 - 1251 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 19 Aug 2022 - 1251 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 19 Aug 2022 - 1256 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 19 Aug 2022 - 1256 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 19 Aug 2022 - 1301 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 19 Aug 2022 - 1301 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 19 Aug 2022 - 1306 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 19 Aug 2022 - 1306 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 19 Aug 2022 - 1311 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 19 Aug 2022 - 1311 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 19 Aug 2022 - 1316 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 19 Aug 2022 - 1316 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 19 Aug 2022 - 1321 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 19 Aug 2022 - 1321 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 19 Aug 2022 - 1326 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 19 Aug 2022 - 1326 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 19 Aug 2022 - 1331 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 19 Aug 2022 - 1331 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 19 Aug 2022 - 1336 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 19 Aug 2022 - 1336 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 19 Aug 2022 - 1341 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 19 Aug 2022 - 1341 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 19 Aug 2022 - 1346 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 19 Aug 2022 - 1346 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)