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Available observations

12 September 14:14

11 September 13:25

 

Color Key of
Surface Temperatures

>600 C

400 C

200 C

75 C

74 C

0 C

 
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Fire Science: Wildfire Monitoring and Prediction


Fire Imaging
 
Indian Fire, Kern County, CA
12 September 2011 between 14:14 and 14:22 PDT


As viewed by the FireMapper™ Thermal-Imaging Radiometer


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Ground surface temperatures as viewed from above at 8-12 micrometers wavelength in the thermal infrared.

 

Image 1: Thermal Mosaic
Plan view of fire. Warmer tones (red, orange, yellow) represent recent or active combustion; areas of light gray are cooling ash or warm bare ground and the low temperatures of unburned forest and cool ground are shown in darker gray (see chart above).


Purple is used to show cooling ash but could be associated with bare ground away from fire.


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Weather conditions at time of data collection :
Tehachapi station TMNC1; data from NOAA ROMAN system.

Past Weather Conditions for Tehachapi
Most Recent Observations at September 12, 2011 - 11:53 PDT


11:53 24 Hour Max 24 Hour Min
Temperature 72.0° F 72.0 at 11:53 47.0 at 6:53
Dew Point 29.9° F 51.5 at 16:53 29.9 at 11:53
Relative Humidity 21% 97 at 4:53 21 at 11:53
Wind Speed 4 mph from SSE 6 at 12:53 0 at 19:53
Wind Gust 13 mph 15 at 10:53 1 at 21:53
Fuel Temperature 85.0° F 85.0 at 11:53 44.0 at 6:53
10 hr Fuel Moisture 11 gm 23 at 7:53 10 at 15:53
Battery voltage 13.70 volt 14.40 at 12:53 12.60 at 5:53

Archives of past fires: 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001


Forest mapping: 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001


FireMapper™ Specifications: Instrument

FireMapper™ References: Publications

FireMapper™ Tools- image analysis software: ftp downloads page

For Further Information: contact Dr. Philip J. Riggan

 

FireMapper™ has been developed through a Research Joint Venture with Space Instruments, Inc., and support from the National Fire Plan, Forest Service International Programs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Joint Fire Sciences Program, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
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