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LBA-ECO LC-39 MODIS Active Fire and Frequency Data for South America: 2000-2007

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Data setLBA-ECO LC-39 MODIS Active Fire and Frequency Data for South America: 2000-2007
Release date2013-09-09
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment (LBA-ECO)
Time Period2000-03-01 to 2007-12-31


This data set provides active fire locations and estimates of annual fire frequencies for South America from 2000-2007. Data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensors aboard the Terra (2000-2007) and Aqua (2003-2007) satellite platforms were analyzed to determine spatial and temporal patterns in satellite fire detections. The analysis considered a high-confidence subset of all MODIS fire detections to reduce the influence of false fire detections over small forest clearings in Amazonia (Schroeder et al., 2008). The number of unique days on which the active fire detections were recorded within a 1 km radius was estimated from the subset of active fire detections and the ArcGIS neighborhood variety algorithm. There are 14 data files with this data set: 7 GeoTIFF (.tif) files of fire frequency at MODIS 250 m resolution, where each grid cell value represents the number of days in that year on which active fires were detected, and 7 shape files of active fire locations for the years 2001-2007.


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Morton, D.C., R.S. Defries, J.T. Randerson, L. Giglio, W. Schroeder, and G.R. van der Werf. 2013. LBA-ECO LC-39 MODIS Active Fire and Frequency Data for South America: 2000-2007. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment (LBA-ECO): 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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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates 6.5MB 2006-01-01 - 2007-12-31 14.0MB 2004-01-01 - 2005-12-31
sa0405_taq_neighborhood_variety.tif 10.3MB 2004-01-01 - 2005-12-31 14.2MB 2003-01-01 - 2004-12-31
sa0506_taq_neighborhood_variety.tif 9.4MB 2005-01-01 - 2006-12-31
sa0001_terra_neighborhood_variety.tif 8.0MB 2000-03-01 - 2001-12-31 4.6MB 2001-01-01 - 2002-12-31
sa0304_taq_neighborhood_variety.tif 10.5MB 2003-01-01 - 2004-12-31 3.3MB 2000-03-01 - 2001-12-31
sa0102_terra_neighborhood_variety.tif 8.3MB 2001-01-01 - 2002-12-31
sa0607_taq_neighborhood_variety.tif 10.7MB 2006-01-01 - 2007-12-31 9.4MB 2005-01-01 - 2006-12-31 12.6MB 2002-01-01 - 2003-12-31
sa0203_taq_neighborhood_variety.tif 10.3MB 2002-01-01 - 2003-12-31

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