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Yellowstone NP - October 11, 2006 (night IR)

Old Faithful

Norris Geyser Basin

Mud Volcano

Mammoth Geyser Basin


Yellowstone NP - October 12, 2006 (night IR)

Old Faithful

Norris Geyser Basin

Mud Volcano

Mammoth Geyser Basin


75 C

31 C

30 C

20 C

15 C

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Fire Science

Thermal mapping


Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone NP
on the night of October 11, 2006

As viewed by the FireMapper™ system
in Thermal-Infrared light

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Images were collected from the PSW Airborne Sciences Aircraft flying over the area of the Norris Geyser Basin at 18:10 MDT.


Image 1:
Image mosaic from Norris Geyser Basin.

The mean surface temperature was just above freezing, 30 C is the break between the purple and the dark red and 75 C is the top of the red scale.

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

Observations prior to selected time: October 11, 2006 - 18:00 MDT
Weather Conditions at October 11, 2006 - 17:10 MDT
17:10 24 Hour Max 24 Hour Min
Temperature 43.0° F 45.0 at 13:10 32.0 at 23:10
Dew Point 26.1° F 27.2 at 6:10 22.7 at 12:10
Relative Humidity 51% 79 at 6:10 45 at 13:10
Wind Speed 3 mph from WSW 12 at 15:10 0 at 23:10
Wind Gust 23 mph 26 at 14:10 8 at 21:10
Solar Radiation 125.0 W/m*m 784.0 at 11:10 0.0 at 19:10
Fuel Temperature 44.0° F 52.0 at 13:10 31.0 at 22:10
10 hr Fuel Moisture 15 gm 16 at 18:10 15 at 13:10
Battery voltage 13.50 volt 13.60 at 11:10 12.60 at 6:10

Precipitation accumulated since midnight: 0.00", in 24 hours: 0.00"

Observation Time: 10/11/06 @ 18:40 MDT Elevation: 7166 ft.
For more info: BURRO HILL (ERAW4) OK
Temperature: 44 °F
Dew Point: 25 °F
Humidity: 46 %
Wind: NW at 6 MPH
Peak Gust: 20 MPH

24 Hour Max/Min Events
Max Temperature: 54 °F
Min Temperature: 33 °F
Max RH: 88 %
Min RH: 38 %
Max Dew Point: 32 °F
Min Dew Point: 25 °F
Max Gust: 22 MPH


FireMapper™ Specifications: Instrument

FireMapper™ References: Publications

FireMapper™ Tools image analysis software ftp downloads page

For Further Information: contact Dr. Philip J. Riggan


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