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Image Archive:



 2001 Fires

Piper Navajo remote sensing aircraft

Fire Science: Wildfire Monitoring and Prediction

Fire Imaging: Star Fire


Local Area Map for this fire

All Imagery for this fire

Current Image: Pass 33
Ground surface temperatures as viewed from above at 11.9 micrometres wavelength on 29 August 2001, at xz:xz pm PDT.
Fire Imagery

These color-coded images depict apparent ground surface temperatures in Celsius.

The background image is a shaded relief map from 10-meter DEM elevation data. Text, roads and stream courses are from a 1:250k topo map.

Do not depend on these images for accurate fireline locations. Use the map backgrounds as a general location guide, and look for recognizable terrain features or landmarks on the imagery itself for relative positioning of hotspots. Bodies of water, street grids, open fields, highways, ridgelines and stream courses show up well in this imagery.


Regional Maps

Fire locations (currently active and past) are displayed on the map below.
Only fire incidents that have been flown as fire research data collection missions are shown.
Click on fire graphic or title text to open current fire imagery page for that fire.


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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