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ESA Fire Climate Change Initiative (Fire_cci): Sentinel-3 SYN Burned Area Pixel product, version 1.1

Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2024-02-28
DOI Publication Date: 2024-02-29
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 1.44K Files | 46GB


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 v1.1 pixel product is distributed as 6 continental tiles and is based upon surface reflectance data from the OLCI and SLSTR instruments (combined as the Synergy (SYN) product) onboard the Sentinel-3 A&B satellites. This information is complemented by VIIRS thermal information. This product, called FireCCIS311 for short, is available for the years 2019 to 2022.

The FireCCIS311 Pixel product described here includes maps at 0.002777-degree (approx. 300m) 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 Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) Land Cover v2.1.1 product. An unpacked version of the data is also available. 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. (2024): ESA Fire Climate Change Initiative (Fire_cci): Sentinel-3 SYN Burned Area Pixel product, version 1.1. NERC EDS Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 29 February 2024. doi:10.5285/d441079fc77f49fabeb41330612b252f.
Abbreviation: FireCCIS311_pixel
Keywords: ESA, CCI, Pixel, Burned Area, Fire Disturbance, Climate Change, GCOS


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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.
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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.

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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, v1.1
Abstract For more information see the documentation at
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