Oak Fire in California

July 24th, 2022 |

GOES-17 True Color RGB images [click to play animated GIF | MP4]

GOES-18 images shown in this blog post are preliminary and non-operational

GOES-17 (GOES-West) True Color RGB images created using Geo2Grid (above) showed the Oak Fire smoke plume as it spread northwestward across California on 24 July 2022. The Oak Fire has become the largest wildfire of California’s 2022 season.

Overlapping 1-minute GOES-18 Mesoscale Domain Sectors provided 30-second imagery — “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images are shown below.

GOES-18 Visible (0.64 µm) images [click to play animated GIF | MP4]

1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-17 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm), Shortwave Infrared (3.9 µm), Fire Power and Fire Temperature images (below) showed the thermal characteristics of the Oak Fire during the day. The Fire Temperature and Fire Power derived products are components of the GOES Fire Detection and Characterization Algorithm FDCA.

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