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Baseline Products: Fire/Hot Spot Characterization

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GOES-16 Active Fire product from September 3, 2017. Fire pixels are shown in red.
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The Fire/Hot Spot Characterization product makes use of both visible and IR spectral bands to locate fires and retrieve sub-pixel fire characteristics. The product greatly improves upon the currently available Fire Detection product by taking advantage of the higher spatial and temporal resolution available with the GOES-R Series ABI. Forecasters use this product to monitor wildfires, and more importantly, rapid changes in individual fires. Forecasters use this product as part of an arsenal of forecasting tools aimed at helping firefighting efforts.

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GOES-16 Fire Mask product.