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Fire Science

Pre-fire mapping


Vegetation mortality survey,
San Bernardino National Forest
27 April 2003

As viewed by the FireMapper™ system
in reflected red, near-InfraRed and thermal-InfraRed light

Images were collected from the PSW Airborne Sciences Aircraft flying over the area near Big Bear Lake.

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Healthy vegetation is bright green; stressed or dying vegetation is yellow-brown in this false-color depiction.

(This RGB image shows reflected red light at 650 nm in red, reflected NIR at 850 nm in green, and thermal IR at 10.5 um in blue. The blue band has been inverted, so that the colder areas are brighter blue.)


Image 2:

Image showing small patches of stressed and dying trees. (From an area just south of Big Bear City.)

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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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