recitation12 - GEOL 0820 Spring 2011 Recitation#12 Wildfire...

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GEOL 0820 Spring 2011 Recitation #12 – Wildfire Hazards The color images needed for this recitation will be handed out in class. Name: _______________________________________ Recitation Time/Day: _____________ Remote Sensing Background: The ASTER satellite sensor captures images of the land in several wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum that is either reflected or emitted from the Earth’s surface, including visible and near-infrared (VNIR), short-wave infrared (SWIR), and thermal infrared (TIR). Each of these wavelengths are also sensitive to higher temperatures (TIR Æ lowest, SWIR middle, and VNIR highest) . ASTER captured several images of the Grand Prix wildfire in CA that you will use to further understand wildfire disasters. The origin of the Grand Prix wildfire started at 34° 9’ 30” North, 117° 30’ 48” West on Foxborough Drive, Fontana on October 21, 2003 at 2:22 pm. Damage occurred in the Northern portion of Fontana, California, into the San Bernardino National Forest, West of Foxborough Drive and San Sevaine Wash, north of Coyote Road, south of Cucamonga Wilderness and south of Duncan Canyon. The Grand Prix Fire broke out just on the edge of the
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2012 for the course ASTRON 0089 taught by Professor Johnstein during the Spring '07 term at Pittsburgh.

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