Possible all time air temperature record with 54.4°C at Death Valley, California, USA

Sentinel-3 OLCI FR acquired on 16 August 2020 at 17:46:40 UTC
Sentinel-3 SLSTR RBT acquired on 16 August 2020 at 18:26:04 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 16 August 2020 at 18:29:21 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France - svp@visioterra.fr
Keyword(s): Climate, atmosphere, desert, rain shadow, mountain range, subduction, geology, USA, Pacific Ring of Fire
Fig. 1 - S3 OLCI (16.08.2020) - Mojave Desert lies in California in the Basin and Range region, between Sierra Nevada at west, Rockies at east and Sonora desert at south.
Fig. 2 - S3 SLSTR (16.08.2020) - The 54.4°C air temperature recorded at Furnace Creek on 16 August 2020 may be an all time high.
Its old record of 56.7°C in 1913 is now deemed quite unlikely. Similarly, they are doubts on all top 5 measures recorded so far. If validated, this might be the highest precisely recorded value yet.
Fig. 3 - S2 (16.08.2020) - Death Valley National Monument is a very arid area located in a rain shadow of several ranges that separate it from the nearby Pacific Ocean.
Fig. 4 - This mineral-rich region in a formed by subduction combines the 3366m Telescope Peak and the -85m Badwater Basin 24km away.
Fig. 5 - Hardly any vegetation can grow under this climate. Furnace Creek golf course show at north and irrigated cropland at north-east.