Pacific Southwest Research Station

Fire Science: Wildfire Monitoring and Prediction

Cedar Fire, Kern County, CA 18 August 2016

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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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