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Western San Bernardino mountains

8 & 17 May 2007


Eastern San Bernardino mountains

12 & 23 June 2008


San Jacinto mountains

31 October 2007


Palomar mountains

2 November 2007


Cuyamaca mountains

8, 11 June 2008


Laguna mountains

31 May 2007

19 November 2007


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Fire Science

Forest mortality mapping


Western San Bernardino Mountains

8 & 17 May 2007

As viewed by the FireMapper™ remote-sensing system
Operated aboard the PSW Airborne Sciences Aircraft, N70Z

Color-composite imagery
with reflected red, near-infrared and emitted thermal-infrared light mapped in red, green, & blue. In this depiction, live vegetation appears green, warm bare ground appears in shades of blue or magenta, and vegetation with retained, dead foliage appears dark red to yellow.

Use tools to zoom and pan in image.

Thematic maps of forest condition

    View in Google Maps

Download as Google Earth KML files


Download recent fire perimeters

View flight-line metadata


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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