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SAFARI 2000 Global Burned Area Map, 1-km, Southern Africa, 2000

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Data setSAFARI 2000 Global Burned Area Map, 1-km, Southern Africa, 2000
Release date2005-06-01
ProjectSAFARI 2000 (S2K)
Time Period2000-01-01


The Global Burned Area 2000 initiative (GBA2000) was launched by the Global Vegetation Mapping Unit of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, in partnership with several other institutions, to develop reliable and quantitative information on the global magnitude and spatial distribution of biomass burning. The objective of GBA2000 was to produce a map of the areas burned globally for the year 2000, using the medium resolution satellite imagery provided by the SPOT-VEGETATION (VGT) system and to derive statistics of area burned per type of vegetation cover. A subset of the global GBA20000 map was prepared for SAFARI 2000 to map the area burned in sub-Saharan Africa during 2000 on a monthly basis using VGT imagery at 1 km spatial resolution. Burned areas were identified with a classification tree, relying only on the near-infrared channel of VGT. The data used in this work are in the S1 daily synthesis format, i.e. the data are radiometrically calibrated, precisely geo-located, and corrected for atmospheric effects.The data are binary image files of area burned, BSQ format in geographic projection. There is one file for each month of 2000 and one file for all of the year 2000. There is also a comma-delimited ASCII text file that provides geographic coordinates (latitude and longitude) of the center of each pixel indicated as a burned area for all of 2000.


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Joint Research Centre, European Comission. 2005. SAFARI 2000 Global Burned Area Map, 1-km, Southern Africa, 2000. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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SAFARI 2000 (S2K): 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.

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  • gba2000_country_month_totals.csv
  • gba2000_country_month.csv
  • spot_veg_burned_readme.pdf
  • gba2000_country_vegetation_2000.csv

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates 274.0 KB 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31 172.0 KB 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31 135.6 KB 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31 134.9 KB 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31 177.0 KB 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31 260.3 KB 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31 295.7 KB 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31 262.2 KB 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31 264.0 KB 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31 220.4 KB 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31 227.4 KB 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31 308.8 KB 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31 1.1 MB 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31


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