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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 date2017-07-06
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment (LBA-ECO)
Time period2000-03-01 to 2007-12-31

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This data set, LBA-ECO LC-39 MODIS Active Fire and Frequency Data for South America: 2000-2007, 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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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
sa0001_terra_neighborhood_variety.tif 8.0MB 2000-03-01 to 2001-12-31
sa0506_taq_neighborhood_variety.tif 9.4MB 2005-01-01 to 2006-12-31 14.2MB 2003-01-01 to 2004-12-31
sa0405_taq_neighborhood_variety.tif 10.3MB 2004-01-01 to 2005-12-31 14.0MB 2004-01-01 to 2005-12-31 6.5MB 2006-01-01 to 2007-12-31
sa0607_taq_neighborhood_variety.tif 10.7MB 2006-01-01 to 2007-12-31 9.4MB 2005-01-01 to 2006-12-31 12.6MB 2002-01-01 to 2003-12-31 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
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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