Project: SAFARI 2000Project: SAFARI 2000
The SAFARI 2000 project was an international science initiative to study the linkages between land and atmosphere processes in the southern African region. In addition, SAFARI 2000 examined the relationship of biogenic, pyrogenic, and anthropogenic emissions and the consequences of their deposition to the functioning of the biogeophysical and biogeochemical systems of southern Africa. This initiative, which was conducted in 1999-2001, was built around a number of ongoing, already-funded activities by NASA, the international community, and African nations in the southern African region.
Data Set: SAFARI 2000 ASTER and MODIS Fire Data Comparison, Dry Season 2001Data Set: SAFARI 2000 ASTER and MODIS Fire Data Comparison, Dry Season 2001
These data relate to a paper (Morisette et al., 2005) that describes the use of high spatial resolution ASTER data to determine the accuracy of the moderate resolution MODIS active fire product. Our main objective was to develop a methodology to use ASTER data for quantitative evaluation of the MODIS active fire product and to apply it to fires in Southern Africa during the 2001 burning season. We utilize 18 ASTER scenes distributed throughout Southern Africa covering the time period 5 August 2001 to 6 October 2001.
Detailed Documentation: Data Set Reference Document
Morisette, J. T., L. Giglio, I. Csiszar, and C. O. Justice. 2004. SAFARI 2000 ASTER and MODIS Fire Data Comparison, Dry Season 2001. Data set. Available on-line [http://www.daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/707
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All Data Taken At Latitude: 11.29S To 26.83S, Longitude: 44.26E To 16.31E
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