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LBA-ECO LC-35 GOES Imager Active Fire Detection Data, South America: 2000-2005

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Data setLBA-ECO LC-35 GOES Imager Active Fire Detection Data, South America: 2000-2005
Release date2013-08-28
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period2000-01-01 to 2005-12-31


This data set is an active fire detection product resulting from the application of The Wildfire Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm (WF_ABBA) to Geostationary Environmental Operational Satellite (GOES) imager data for all of South America from 2000 through 2005. GOES imager data are available at 30 minute intervals with a nominal 4 x 4-km resolution. The data provided are the latitude/longitude, brightness temperature, estimates of sub-pixel fire size and temperature, Global Land Cover Characterization (GLCC) ecosystem type, and a pixel-fire flag (0-5, information regarding the probability of a fire or processing characteristics) for each active fire detected by WF_ABBA for a 30 minute imager interval. Spatial area coverage data files are provided as a complement to individual fire detection data files because the area of the latter varied according to the GOES imager scan mode in use. Versions 5.9 and 6.0 WF_ABBA data are provided. Differences between the two versions are assumed to be small though (typically less than 10%). An in-line temporal filter has been added to the algorithm to screen out false alarms associated with noise in the imagery and cloud edge issues in version 6.0. This is especially important for screening false alarms due to reflection off clouds at extreme view angles and at sunrise and sunset. There are nine compressed (*.zip) files with this data set which expand to the filtered ASCII text data files (.filt), and seven coverage files text (.txt).


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UW-Madison CIMSS GOES Biomass Burning Monitoring Program. 2013. LBA-ECO LC-35 GOES Imager Active Fire Detection Data, South America: 2000-2005 . ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere : The Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) is an intensive scientific investigation of the tropical rainforest of Brazil and portions of adjacent countries. Like FIFE and BOREAS, this project uses intensive remote-sensing techniques and ground-based experiments to investigate the atmosphere-biosphere-hydrosphere dynamics of this large tropical region. The LBA Project encompasses several scientific disciplines, or components. The LBA-ECO component focuses on the question: "How do tropical forest conversion, regrowth, and selective logging influence carbon storage, nutrient dynamics, trace gas fluxes, and the prospect for sustainable land use in Amazonia?"

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  • LC35_GOES_WF_ABBA.pdf

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates 5.9 MB 2000-01-01 - 2005-12-31
g08samerica2003_cov.txt 1.1 MB 2000-01-01 - 2005-12-31 10.9 MB 2000-01-01 - 2005-12-31 18.1 MB 2000-01-01 - 2005-12-31
g08samerica2002_cov.txt 4.7 MB 2000-01-01 - 2005-12-31
g12samerica2004_cov.txt 4.7 MB 2000-01-01 - 2005-12-31 27.9 MB 2000-01-01 - 2005-12-31
g12samerica2005_cov.txt 4.7 MB 2000-01-01 - 2005-12-31 28.3 MB 2000-01-01 - 2005-12-31 26.2 MB 2000-01-01 - 2005-12-31
g08samerica2000_cov.txt 4.5 MB 2000-01-01 - 2005-12-31 12.5 MB 2000-01-01 - 2005-12-31
g12samerica2003_cov.txt 3.6 MB 2000-01-01 - 2005-12-31 11.7 MB 2000-01-01 - 2005-12-31
g08samerica2001_cov.txt 4.7 MB 2000-01-01 - 2005-12-31 20.2 MB 2000-01-01 - 2005-12-31

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