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Fire Science: Wildfire Monitoring and Prediction

Fire Imaging: Poomacha Fire
Poomacha Fire, San Diego County, CA
18:35 PDT 24 October 2007

As viewed by the FireMapper™ Thermal-Imaging Radiometer

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Ground surface temperatures as viewed from above at 8-12 micrometers wavelength on 25 October 2007, between 18:35 and 18:44 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).

Purple is used to show cooling ash but could be associated with bare ground away from fire.

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Weather conditions at time of data collection :
Palomar station PAMC1 from NOAA ROMAN system.

Past Weather Conditions for PAMC1
Observations prior to selected time: October 25, 2007 - 19:00 PDT
Weather Conditions at October 25, 2007 - 18:15 PDT

18:15 24 Hour Max 24 Hour Min
Temperature 62.0° F 79.0 at 14:15 59.0 at 19:15
Dew Point 18.0° F 21.7 at 10:15 16.4 at 23:15
Relative Humidity 18% 22 at 4:15 11 at 13:15
Wind Speed 0 mph 5 at 19:15 0 at 18:15
Wind Gust 7 mph 11 at 19:15 0 at 9:15
Solar Radiation 42.0 W/m*m 624.0 at 14:15 0.0 at 20:15
Fuel Temperature 57.0° F 90.0 at 13:15 52.0 at 22:15
10 hr Fuel Moisture 6 gm 7 at 9:15 6 at 18:15
Battery voltage 12.80 volt 13.80 at 11:15 12.50 at 5:15

Archives of past fires: 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Forest mapping: 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

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FireMapper™ Tools- image analysis software: ftp downloads page

For Further Information: contact Dr. Philip J. Riggan


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 Last Modified: 2007-10-27