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Kolob IR Ops Center
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Fire Science: Wildfire Monitoring and Prediction


Kolob IR: Woolsey-Hill

Woolsey-Hill, Malibu, California
1520 November 09, 2018

As viewed by the Kolob IR Thermal-Imaging Radiometer

Fire Image

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Aerial Overlay
Aerial view of fire. Temperatures associated with fire are colored in yellow through purple. Background temperature are colored in black and white. The full temperature scale is shown on the left. Note that yellow can both represent hot ash or a hot section of bare ground unrelated to the fire.

Fire Imagery

These images depict approximate fireline locations in color-coded pixels (see chart at left). Use the map backgrounds as a general location guide, and look for recognizable terrain features or landmarks on the imagery itself for relative positioning of hotspots. Bodies of water, street grids, open fields, highways, ridgelines and stream courses show up well in this imagery.

Images were collected via fixed-wing aircraft. The thermal-imaging radiometer used measures emitted long-wave thermal-infrared radiation, which readily penetrates smoke. False-color images shown here depict the apparent surface temperature (in Celsius) as estimated from measured radiance and a simple black-body model. Warmer tones represent recent or active combustion; areas of light yellow represent cooling ash or warm bare ground. Lower temperatures associated with unburned forest and cool ground are shown in black and white. The full temperature scale can be found on the left. Images have been geographically referenced.

2018 Fires (California) Google Earth File Google Earth File
Woolsey-Hill Nov 13 - 12:30 Google Earth File Nov 09 - 15:20 Google Earth File
2018 Fires (Oregon) Google Earth File Google Earth File
Jennies Peak Aug 22 - 11:32 Google Earth File
Stubblefield-Seale Aug 21 - 12:52 Google Earth File Aug 21 - 11:07 Google Earth File Aug 21 - 10:33 Google Earth File
2018 Fires (Utah) Google Earth File Google Earth File
West Valley Jun 29 - 17:24 Google Earth File
2017 Fires (Oregon) Google Earth File Google Earth File
North Coyote Oct 17 - 10:30
Rodeo Butte Oct 11 - 11:44
Sycan Marsh Oct 11 - 17:24 Google Earth File Oct 11 - 14:48 Google Earth File
2017 Fires (Utah) Google Earth File Google Earth File
Brian Head Fire Jun 17 - 15:00 Google Earth File
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