USDA Forest Service

Pacific Southwest Research Station
Pacific Southwest
Research Station

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Albany, CA 94710-0011
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Research Topics

Fire Science: Imaging

^ Main Topic | CRAFT | Imaging | Forecasting Fire Weather | Managing Fire and Fuels | Masticated Fuel | Social Aspects of Fire

Copper Fire, Los Angeles County, California (June 7, 2002):
As viewed by the FireMapper Thermal-imaging Radiometer aboard the Pacific Southwest Research Station's Airborne Sciences Aircraft
Images were collected and disseminated in part by satellite communications in near-real time from the PSW Airborne Sciences Aircraft. Shown is energy emitted from the ground as measured at thermal-infrared wavelengths by the PSW FireMapper system. Bright areas are very hot ground associated with active fire fronts. Images have been geographically referenced and are depicted on USGS 7.5-minute quadrangles, 1:100,000-scale topographic maps or on a digital elevation model derived from the Space Shuttle topographic mapping mission.

Copper Fire, as viewed from above at 11.9 micrometers wavelength on 7 June 2002 at approximately 2:30 pm local time. The town of Green Valley is visible as a network of roads near the top-center of the image; San Francisquito Road is visible at the upper left.

Yellow lines are roads

Cooper Fire, near Green Valley, as in Image 1: 3:50 pm local time on 7 June 2002

Copper Fire south of Bee Canyon on Del Sur ridge as in Image 1: 2:30 pm local time on 7 June 2002

Very high values artificially colored red-yellow in this ground temperature map

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Last Modified: Feb 25, 2011 04:14:00 PM