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Western San Bernardino mountains

8 & 17 May 2007


Eastern San Bernardino mountains

12 June 2008

23 June 2008


San Jacinto mountains

31 October 2007


Palomar mountains

2 November 2007


Cuyamaca mountains

8, 11 June 2008


Laguna mountains

31 May 2007

19 November 2007


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Fire Science

Forest mortality mapping


Palomar Observatory/Mesa Grande/Warner Springs/Warners Ranch

Palomar Mountains

2 November 2007

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

Images were collected from the PSW Airborne Sciences Aircraft

Thematic Maps


Dead trees shown in red;
open large map to view all 4 layers-

Live Forest
Areas with No Vegetation
Percent Dead per Canopy
Percent Dead per 24 meter Block

The red data points are surrounded by areas of white, which are areas of the image that were not processed for dead canopy.

Download Data Layers
4 classifications in a
Google Earth KML file

Recent Fire Perimeters in a
Google Earth KML file

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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