Historical background and current developments for mapping burned area from satellite Earth observation

A new article has been published in Remote Sensing of Environment, reviewing burned area trends in the past 40 years, and commenting the main burned area products in existence.

New Article in RSE describing the Small Fire Database

A new article has been published online in Remote Sensing of Environment (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034425718305649): Development of a Sentinel-2 burned area algorithm: Generation of a small fire database for sub-Saharan Africa.

Updated fuel load and consumption database

The updated fuel load and fuel consumption database developed during the Fire_cci project (based on the Leeuwen et al., 2014) is based on the shortcomings found when applying it to 500 meters spatial resolution instead of 0.25 degrees. The coordinates are corrected in order to follow the actual land cover changes and the studies have been revised in order to confirm or correct the quantities. The updated version is more accurate spatially and temporarily.

This new version can be downloaded from https://www.geo.vu.nl/~gwerf/FC/

New article published describing the FireCCI50 burned area product

The article titled "Generation and analysis of a new global burned area product based on MODIS 250 m reflectance bands and thermal anomalies" has been published in Earth System Science Data: https://www.earth-syst-sci-data.net/10/2015/2018/.