MODIS Fire_cci v5.0 Burned Area product

26. February 2018 - 14:56
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The new burned area product, MODIS Fire_cci v5.0 was released on February 2018. It is the first global burned area product at 250m spatial resolution, and it is based on data from the Terra MODIS sensor (MOD09GQ), complemented with quality flags (MOD09GA) and active fires (MOD14ML) from other MODIS products.

Data is available from 2001 until 2016 at two spatial resolutions:

  • pixel (0.002246º - ~250m)
  • grid (0.25°)

The pixel product provides information on day of detection of the fire (JD), confidence level (CL), and the land cover (LC) of the pixel as defined by the Land Cover CCI v.1.6.1 product, distributed in monthly files in 6 continental subsets in GeoTIFF format.

The grid product includes burned area information with 23 individual layers: sum of burned area, standard error, fraction of burnable area, fraction of observed area, number of patches, and sum of burned area in vegetation classes as defined by the Land Cover CCI v.1.6.1 land cover product. It is distributed in global 15-day files in NetCDF format.

Both products are stored in geographical coordinates. For more information on product characteristics, data layers, validation results, etc., please consult the Product User Guide.

Download the MODIS Fire_cci v5.0 product.