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

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Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 03 Feb 2023 - 2040 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 03 Feb 2023 - 2040 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 03 Feb 2023 - 2100 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 03 Feb 2023 - 2100 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 03 Feb 2023 - 2110 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 03 Feb 2023 - 2110 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 03 Feb 2023 - 2120 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 03 Feb 2023 - 2120 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 03 Feb 2023 - 2130 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 03 Feb 2023 - 2130 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 03 Feb 2023 - 2140 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 03 Feb 2023 - 2140 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 03 Feb 2023 - 2150 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 03 Feb 2023 - 2150 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 03 Feb 2023 - 2200 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 03 Feb 2023 - 2200 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 03 Feb 2023 - 2210 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 03 Feb 2023 - 2210 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 03 Feb 2023 - 2220 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 03 Feb 2023 - 2220 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 03 Feb 2023 - 2230 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 03 Feb 2023 - 2230 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 03 Feb 2023 - 2240 UTC
Fire Temperature - RGB used to highlight fires - 03 Feb 2023 - 2240 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
legend for Fire Temperature RBG

Fire Temperature key:

1 - Warm fire
2 - Very warm fire
3 - Hot fire
4 - Very hot fire
5 - Burn scars
6 - Clear sky: land
7 - Clear sky: water/snow/night
8 - Water clouds
9 - Ice clouds


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)