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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

0 C


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Fire Science

Thermal mapping


Mud Volcano in Yellowstone NP
on the night of October 12, 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 Mud Volcano at 21:04 MDT.


Image 1:
Image mosaic from Mud Volcano.

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.

Weather Conditions at October 12, 2006 - 20:10 MDT

20:10 24 Hour Max 24 Hour Min
Temperature 40.0° F 52.0 at 15:10 27.0 at 8:10
Dew Point 21.4° F 28.5 at 22:10 18.7 at 13:10
Relative Humidity 47% 79 at 0:10 31 at 15:10
Wind Speed 6 mph from NNW 12 at 13:10 0 at 3:10
Wind Gust 13 mph 21 at 15:10 2 at 10:10
Solar Radiation 0.0 W/m*m 760.0 at 13:10 0.0 at 21:10
Fuel Temperature 35.0° F 57.0 at 14:10 24.0 at 8:10
10 hr Fuel Moisture 14 gm 16 at 22:10 14 at 14:10
Battery voltage 12.90 volt 13.60 at 9:10 12.60 at 6:10

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

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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