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File Downloads


This page has all the images available for download in geoTIFF format
(UTM projection Clarke 1866 NAD 27):
Link to ftp site


Flash Movies

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Macromedia Flash movies


Piper Navajo remote sensing aircraft

Fire Science: Wildfire Monitoring and Prediction

Fire Imaging: Troy Fire

4 Pages of Thermal Imagery

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Troy Fire, Cleveland National Forest
19 June 2002

As viewed by the FireMapper™ Thermal-Imaging Radiometer

Images were collected from the PSW Airborne Sciences Aircraft and disseminated in part by satellite communications in near-real time. FireMapper measures the radiance of emitted thermal-infrared light, which readily penetrates smoke. False-color images shown here depict the apparent surface temperature (in Celsius) as estimated from radiance and a simple black-body model. Warmer tones represent recent or active combustion; areas of gray are cooling ash or warm bare ground. Low temperatures of unburned forest and cool ground are shown in green. Images have been geographically referenced.



Map 1: Location

Plan view of fire shown on shaded relief map (DEM).

Local Area Map
for the Troy Fire (Google Maps)

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Map 2: Topo

Plan view of fire shown on USGS 1:24k topographic map (DRG).

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Map 3: Elevation
Topographic view from southwest.

View Troy Fire image as Google Earth overlay

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19 June maps

19 June (series A)

19 June (series B)

19 June (series C)

19 June (series D)


Overview (this page)

Passes 3 through 15

Passes 18 through 29

Passes 32 through 45

Passes 48 through 62



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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