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Fire Science: Wildfire Monitoring and Prediction

Fire Imaging: Colina Fire
Colina Fire, Riverside County, CA
15:36 PDT 10 September 2007

As viewed by the FireMapper™ Thermal-Imaging Radiometer

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Current Image: Thermal mosaic
Ground surface temperatures as viewed from above at 11.9 micrometers wavelength on 10 September 2007, between 15:36 and 15:36 PDT.


Image 1: Thermal Mosaic
Plan view of fire. Warmer tones 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).

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Image 2: Thermal Mosaic on DOQQ
Thermal image on Color IR Digital Orthoquad.

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Image 3: Thermal Mosaic on FireMapper imagery
Thermal image on color composite of recent FireMapper imagery.

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Weather conditions at time of data collection :
from NOAA ROMAN system.
Past Weather Conditions for KNFG
Observations prior to selected time: September 10, 2007 - 16:00 PDT
Weather Conditions at September 10, 2007 - 15:56 PDT

15:56 24 Hour Max 24 Hour Min
Temperature 79.0° F 82.0 at 13:56 50.0 at 4:56
Dew Point 51.1° F 57.0 at 17:56 46.9 at 4:56
Wet Bulb Temperature 62.0° F 64.0 at 13:56 48.4 at 4:56
Relative Humidity 38% 89 at 2:56 37 at 13:56
Wind Speed 16 mph from SSW 16 at 14:56 0 at 19:56
Wind Gust - 22 at 14:56 18 at 13:56
Pressure 29.82 in 29.89 at 7:56 29.81 at 16:56
Sea level pressure 29.89 in 29.97 at 9:56 29.88 at 16:56
Altimeter 29.90 in 29.97 at 7:56 29.89 at 16:56
1500 m Pressure 24.95in 25.01 at 7:56 24.94 at 16:56
Weather conditions clear - -
Visibility 10.00 miles 10.00 at 16:56 9.00 at 6:56

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 Last Modified: 2007-09-10