Cherrywood Fire in Nevada

May 20th, 2021 |

GOES-17 Shortwave Infrared (3.9 µm, top left), GOES-17

GOES-17 Shortwave Infrared (3.9 µm, top left), GOES-17 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm, top right), GOES-16 Fire Power (bottom left) and GOES-16 Fire Temperature (bottom right) [click to play animation | MP4]

1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-17 (GOES-West) Shortwave Infrared (3.9 µm) and “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images along with 5-minute GOES-16 (GOES-East) Fire Power and Fire Temperature products (above) displayed thermal characteristics and the smoke plume associated with the Cherrywood Fire in southern Nevada on 20 May 2021. The maximum 3.9 µm brightness temperature sensed was 138.7ºC — which is the saturation temperature for the ABI Band 7 detectors. The peak Fire Power values exceeded 4000 MW.

A toggle between NOAA-20 VIIRS Shortwave Infrared (3.74 µm) and True Color RGB images at 2014 UTC (overpass times) is shown below.

NOAA-20 VIIRS Shortwave Infrared (3.74 µm) and True Color RGB images at 2014 UTC [click to enlarge]

NOAA-20 VIIRS Shortwave Infrared (3.74 µm) and True Color RGB images at 2014 UTC [click to enlarge]