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ESA Fire Climate Change Initiative (Fire_cci): Burned Area Grid Product Version 4.1

Status: Superseded
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2016-07-26
DOI Publication Date: 2016-08-11
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 169 Files | 14GB

This dataset has been superseded. See Latest Version here

The ESA Fire Climate Change Initiative (CCI) dataset collection consists of maps of global burned areas for years 2005 to 2011, developed from satellite observations. The products are based upon spectral information from the Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS), on board the ESA ENVISAT satellite, and thermal information from the MODIS active fires product.

The Grid product is derived from the Pixel product by summarising its burned area information into a regular grid covering the Earth for 15-day periods with 0.25 degree resolution. Information on burned area is included in 22 individual layers: sum of burned area, standard error, fraction of observed area, number of patches and the burned area for 18 land cover classes, as defined by the Land Cover CCI v1.6.1 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.; Alonso-Canas, I.; Bastarrika, A.; Roteta, E.; Tansey, K.; Padilla Parellada, M.; Lewis, P.; Gomez-Dans, J.; Pereira, J.M.; Oom, D.; Campagnolo, M.; Storm, T.; Böttcher, M.; Kaiser, J.; Heil, A.; Mouillot, F.; Ciais, P.; Cadule, P.; Yue, C.; van der Werf, G. (2016): ESA Fire Climate Change Initiative (Fire_cci): Burned Area Grid Product Version 4.1. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 11 August 2016. doi:10.5285/D80636D4-7DAF-407E-912D-F5BB61C142FA.
Abbreviation: FireCCI41_grid
Keywords: ESA, CCI, FIRE, 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 and is being held on CEDA as part of the ESA CCI Open Data Portal Project.

File Format:
Data are in NetCDF

Process overview

  • 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 observed area
  • var_id: observed_area_fraction
  • 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