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UAVSAR completes flight over Sacramento Delta Levee and San Andreas Fault

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Two local flights were conducted:  imaging Sacramento Delta levees (PI: Jones); and Southern San Andreas Fault in the Los Angeles Basin (PI: Donnellan).  Serendipitously, during the Los Angeles Basin flight, we imaged the San Gabriel Mountain hillside where an active forest fire was burning (Colby Fire in Glendora).  This data set was polarimetrically processed within 48 hours over the weekend and made available (together with pre-fire data sets) to investigators interested in studying forest fire extent monitoring.  The 2000-acre blaze was 95% contained by January 21 and did not spread to the hillside residential area.