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


DatasetLBA-ECO LC-39 MODIS Active Fire and Frequency Data for South America: 2000-2007
Release date2017-10-30
Time period2000-03-01 to 2007-12-31

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This data set, Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment (LBA-ECO) LC-39 Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Active Fire and Frequency Data for South America: 2000-2007, provides active fire locations and estimates of annual fire frequencies. Data from the 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.

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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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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates 9.4MB 2005-01-01 to 2006-12-31
sa0607_taq_neighborhood_variety.tif 10.7MB 2006-01-01 to 2007-12-31 6.5MB 2006-01-01 to 2007-12-31 14.0MB 2004-01-01 to 2005-12-31
sa0405_taq_neighborhood_variety.tif 10.3MB 2004-01-01 to 2005-12-31 14.2MB 2003-01-01 to 2004-12-31
sa0506_taq_neighborhood_variety.tif 9.4MB 2005-01-01 to 2006-12-31
sa0001_terra_neighborhood_variety.tif 8.0MB 2000-03-01 to 2001-12-31 4.6MB 2001-01-01 to 2002-12-31
sa0304_taq_neighborhood_variety.tif 10.5MB 2003-01-01 to 2004-12-31 3.3MB 2000-03-01 to 2001-12-31
sa0102_terra_neighborhood_variety.tif 8.3MB 2001-01-01 to 2002-12-31 12.6MB 2002-01-01 to 2003-12-31
sa0203_taq_neighborhood_variety.tif 10.3MB 2002-01-01 to 2003-12-31

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  • LC39_MODIS_Fire_SA.pdf

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