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Dataset

 

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

Update Frequency: As Needed
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2018-11-01
DOI Publication Date: 2018-11-01
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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. These MODIS Fire_cci v5.1 pixel products are distributed as 6 continental tiles and are based upon data from the MODIS instrument onboard the TERRA satellite at 250m resolution for the period 2001-2020. This product supersedes the previously available MODIS v5.0 product. The v5.1 dataset was initially published for 2001-2017, and has later been periodically extended to include 2018 to 2020.

The Fire_cci v5.1 Pixel product described here includes maps at 0.00224573-degrees (approx. 250m) resolution. Burned area(BA) information includes 3 individual files, packed in a compressed tar.gz file: date of BA detection (labelled JD), the confidence level (CL, a probability value estimating the confidence that a pixel is actually burned), and the land cover (LC) information as defined in the Land_Cover_cci v2.0.7 product.

Files are in GeoTIFF format using a geographic coordinate system based on the World Geodetic System (WGS84) reference ellipsoid and using Plate Carrée projection with geographical coordinates of equal pixel size. 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. (2018): ESA Fire Climate Change Initiative (Fire_cci): MODIS Fire_cci Burned Area Pixel product, version 5.1. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 01 November 2018. doi:10.5285/58f00d8814064b79a0c49662ad3af537. http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/58f00d8814064b79a0c49662ad3af537
Abbreviation: FireCCI51_pixel
Keywords: ESA, CCI, Pixel, Burned Area, Fire Disturbance, Climate Change, GCOS

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

2019-01-17 Please note, an error was found affecting the 2007 Europe data (Area 3) - an updated version of this data is now available in … Show More 2019-01-17 Please note, an error was found affecting the 2007 Europe data (Area 3) - an updated version of this data is now available in the respective directory. Show Less

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 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 project.

Data Quality:
See dataset associated documentation.
File Format:
Data are in GeoTiff format and is composed of 4 files: ...JD.tif: Day of first detection (Julian Day) of the burned area; ...CL.tif: Confidence level of burned area detection; ...LC.tif: Land cover of the pixel detected as burned as defined by the Land Cover CCI v2.0.7 product; ....xml: Metadata of the product. The Coordinate Reference System (CRS) used is a geographic coordinate system (GCS) based on the World Geodetic System 84 (WGS84) reference ellipsoid and using a Plate Carrée projection with geographical coordinates of equal pixel size.

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

No variables found.

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°