The new version of the MERIS Burned Area products has been released.

Version 4.1 includes some improvements with respect to version 3.1, such as:

  • The time series of the product was expanded, and now covers the period 2005-2011.
  • The new version of the algorithm includes pixels that are burned twice in the same year, as it tackles monthly...
MLP
20 Jul 16

A new article detailing the methods and results of the global burned area (BA) product developed by the Fire_cci Team has been published in Global Ecology and Biogreography in March 2016. 

The article, entitled "A new global burned area product for climate assessment of fire impacts", presents the methods for generating the global BA product, along...

MLP
31 Mar 16

Why is information on burned areas needed?

It is estimated, that about 25%-35% of Greenhouse gases (GHG) are resulting from biomass burning and therefore they are considered an important factor in climate change (GTOS 68, T13 Fire Disturbance).

 

Aims of the Fire_cci project

Current global...

MLP
28 Jan 16

The University of Alcalá (UAH) has formed a group of research institutions, technology partners and companies in order to carry out the Fire_cci project in an optimum way. The whole group and its partners are referred to as UAH project team.

The scientific and industrial consortium of the UAH team for Phase 2 consists of the following partners, which are shortly described below with...

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21 Sep 15

Our planet is warming up. But to what degree will the climate change in the future? In order to find out, scientists are focussing on 50 'Essential Climate Variables'. Each piece is needed to better understand the big picture - it is a bit like trying to solve a massive scientific puzzle.

Euronews speaks to world-renowned climate change experts to try to put together the pieces of the jigsaw.

Watch the 8 minutes feature on-line...

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30 Nov 10