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Tom Watkins

31 Aug, 2017 03:03 PM

what does the symbol 5 mw refer to on the current fire map application

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by matt on 31 Aug, 2017 05:42 PM

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    It's the fire radiative power in megawatts. You can use it to help guess whether a detection is legitimate or just a fluke, but aside from that it's probably not of much practical value unless you're a fire professional (I don't know if they even use it for much, since established fires rely on infrared overflights rather than MODIS, but it's in the dataset so I wanted to include it in the map layer).

  2. matt closed this discussion on 31 Aug, 2017 05:42 PM.

  3. Watkins, Tom re-opened this discussion on 01 Sep, 2017 04:18 PM

  4. 2 Posted by Watkins, Tom on 01 Sep, 2017 04:18 PM

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    Thanks I am an engineer for a power utility and that was my first guess….but did not think Mega Watts was correct….thanks for the explanation.

    Tom Watkins

  5. matt closed this discussion on 03 Sep, 2017 05:11 PM.

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