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ESA Fire Climate Change Initiative (Fire_cci): MODIS Fire_cci Burned Area Grid product, version 5.1

Update Frequency: Unknown
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2019-02-08
DOI Publication Date: 2019-02-08
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Abstract

The ESA Fire Disturbance Climate Change Initiative (CCI) project has produced maps of global burned area derived from satellite observations. The MODIS Fire_cci v5.1 grid product described here contains gridded data on global burned area derived from the MODIS instrument onboard the TERRA satellite at 250m resolution for the period 2001 to 2019. This product supercedes the previously available MODIS v5.0 product. The v5.1 dataset was initially published for 2001-2017, and has been periodically extended to include 2018 to 2020.

This gridded dataset has been derived from the MODIS Fire_cci v5.1 pixel product (also available) by summarising its burned area information into a regular grid covering the Earth at 0.25 x 0.25 degrees resolution and at monthly temporal resolution. Information on burned area is included in 23 individual quantities: sum of burned area, standard error, fraction of burnable area, fraction of observed area, number of patches and the burned area for 18 land cover classes, as defined by the Land_Cover_cci v2.0.7 product. For further information on the product and its format see the Fire_cci product user guide in the linked documentation.

Citable as:  Chuvieco, E.; Pettinari, M.L.; Lizundia Loiola, J.; Storm, T.; Padilla Parellada, M. (2019): ESA Fire Climate Change Initiative (Fire_cci): MODIS Fire_cci Burned Area Grid product, version 5.1. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 08 February 2019. doi:10.5285/3628cb2fdba443588155e15dee8e5352. http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/3628cb2fdba443588155e15dee8e5352
Abbreviation: FireCCI51_grid
Keywords: ESA, CCI, GRID, Burned Area, Fire Disturbance, Climate Change, GCOS Essential Climate Variable

Details

Previous Info:

2021-12-10 Data for 2020 have now been added to this dataset.
(see details tab for information on previous updates)
2021-12-10 Data for 2020 have now been added to this dataset.
(see details tab for information on previous updates)

2020-09-08 New versions of the files for October to December 2019 have been added. (The original versions of these were previously withdr… Show More 2020-09-08 New versions of the files for October to December 2019 have been added. (The original versions of these were previously withdrawn due to an error in the processing) Show Less

2020-07-02 In July 2020 an error was found in the processing of the November 2019 dataset, causing the code to obtain much less burned are… Show More 2020-07-02 In July 2020 an error was found in the processing of the November 2019 dataset, causing the code to obtain much less burned area that it should. This error also affects in a lesser extent the files corresponding to October and December 2019.

The affected data are being reprocessed, and will be available in a few weeks. In the meantime, the files corresponding to October, November and December have been withdrawn. Show Less

2020-04-22 2019 data has now been added to this dataset 2020-04-22 2019 data has now been added to this dataset

2019-07-08 2018 data has now been added to this dataset 2019-07-08 2018 data has now been added to this dataset

Previously used record identifiers:
No related previous identifiers.
Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://licences.ceda.ac.uk/image/data_access_condition/esacci_fire_terms_and_conditions.pdf. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data was produced by the ESA Fire_CCI team as part of ESA's Climate Change Initiative (CCI) and is being held on the CEDA (Centre for Environmental Data Analysis) archive as part of the ESA CCI Open Data Portal Project.

Data Quality:
See dataset associated documentation.
File Format:
Data are in NetCDF format

Process overview

This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Terra Satellite orbit details

Computation Element: 1

Title MODIS Fire_CCI Burned Area Computation
Abstract The ESA Fire Disturbance Climate Change Initiative (CCI) project has produced maps of global burned areas developed from satellite observations. The Burned Area (BA) algorithm used for producing the final Fire_CCI BA product is a hybrid approach, combining information on active fires and temporal changes in relectance. The algorithm is described in the Fire_CCI Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (Lizundia et al. 2018).
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description None
  • units: m2
  • long_name: burned area in vegetation class
  • var_id: burned_area_in_vegetation_class
  • names: burned area in vegetation class
  • units: 1
  • long_name: fraction of burnable area
  • var_id: fraction_of_burnable_area
  • names: fraction of burnable area
  • units: 1
  • long_name: fraction of observed area
  • var_id: fraction_of_observed_area
  • names: fraction of observed area
  • var_id: lat_bnds
  • var_id: lon_bnds
  • units: 1
  • long_name: number of burn patches
  • var_id: number_of_patches
  • names: number of burn patches
  • units: m2
  • long_name: standard error of the estimation of burned area
  • var_id: standard_error
  • names: standard error of the estimation of burned area
  • var_id: time_bnds
  • units: m2
  • standard_name: burned_area
  • var_id: burned_area
  • long_name: total burned_area
  • names: burned_area, total burned_area
  • units: 1
  • long_name: vegetation class name
  • var_id: vegetation_class_name
  • names: vegetation class name
  • units: 1
  • var_id: vegetation_class
  • long_name: vegetation class number
  • names: vegetation class number

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degree_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • long_name: latitude
  • var_id: lat
  • names: latitude
  • units: degree_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: longitude
  • var_id: lon
  • names: longitude
  • long_name: time
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2001-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
2020-12-31T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°