Pacific Southwest Research Station

Fire Science: Wildfire Monitoring and Prediction

Halstead Fire, Custer County, ID 05 August 2012, 18:00 to 18:21 MDT

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Halstead Fire Observations
Halstead Fire
05 August 2012
Halstead Fire
02 August 2012
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Only the most active south and west flanks of the fire are shown due to a large smoke column with capping cumulus and dispersing smoke that prevented imaging of the fire's interior.

Surface temperatures as estimated from radiance measured at 8-12 micrometers wavelength in the thermal infrared by the PSW FireMapper system. A color scale is shown at lower right. Warmer tones (red, orange, yellow) represent recent and active combustion; surrounding landscape temperatures where measured are shown in tan shades. Large reaches of higher temperature behind a fire front are typically associated with heavy fuel loading.  Use the tool bar at the bottom of the image to zoom and pan.

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