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ESA Fire Climate Change Initiative (Fire_cci): Sentinel-3 SYN Burned Area Grid product, version 1.0

Update Frequency: As Needed
Latest Data Update: 2022-04-04
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2022-04-19
DOI Publication Date: 2022-04-19
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 12 Files | 25MB

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The ESA Fire Disturbance Climate Change Initiative (CCI) project has produced maps of global burned area derived from satellite observations. The Sentinel-3 SYN Fire_cci v1.0 grid product described here contains gridded data on global burned area derived from surface reflectance data from the OLCI and SLSTR instruments (combined as the Synergy (SYN) product) onboard the Sentinel-3 A&B satellites, complemented by VIIRS thermal information. This product, called FireCCIS310 for short, is currently available for 2019, but it is foreseen to be extended for additional years.

This gridded dataset has been derived from the FireCCIS310 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 22 individual quantities: sum of burned area, standard error, fraction of burnable area, fraction of observed area, and the burned area for 18 land cover classes, as defined by the Copernicus Climate Change Initiative(C3S) Land Cover v2.1.1 product. For further information on the product and its format see the Product User Guide in the linked documentation.

Citable as:  Chuvieco, E.; Pettinari, M.L.; Lizundia-Loiola, J.; Khairoun, A.; Danne, O.; Boettcher, M.; Storm, T. (2022): ESA Fire Climate Change Initiative (Fire_cci): Sentinel-3 SYN Burned Area Grid product, version 1.0. NERC EDS Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 19 April 2022. doi:10.5285/3aaaaf94813e48f18f2b83242a8dacbe.
Abbreviation: FireCCIS310_grid
Keywords: ESA, CCI, Grid, Burned Area, Fire Disturbance, Climate Change, GCOS


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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: 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 the ESA 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.

Data Quality:
See the associated dataset documentation at
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.

Computation Element: 1

Title Derivation of the ESA Fire Climate Change Initiative (Fire_cci): Sentinel-3 SYN Burned Area products, v1.0
Abstract For more information see the documentation at
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description


  • units: m2
  • long_name: burned area in vegetation class
  • var_id: burned_area_in_vegetation_class
  • names: burned area in vegetation class
  • var_id: crs
  • 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_bounds
  • var_id: lon_bounds
  • 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_bounds
  • 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
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