Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Point of contact: jrc-effis@ec.europa.eu

Title: Burnt area in the Global Wildfire Information System (version 2-3-1)

Description

This dataset series refers to the information on burnt area provided by the Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS). ▷How to cite: see below◁  

Burnt area information is derived after the MODIS burnt area product which provides burning and quality information on a per-pixel basis. This dataset is not near real time, and fire events require more than one month be available (please see temporal granularity of the source product https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/dataset_discovery/modis/modis_products_table/mcd64a1_v006 ). Initial and final dates of the fires are subject to an uncertainty of few days.

How to cite - When using these data, please cite the relevant data sources. A suggested citation is included in the following:       

  • San-Miguel-Ayanz, J., Houston Durrant, T., Boca, R., Libertà, G., Branco, A., de Rigo, D., Ferrari, D., Maianti, P., Artés Vivancos, T., Schulte, E., Loffler, P., Benchikha, A., Abbas, M., Humer, F., Konstantinov, V., Pešut, I., Petkoviček, S., ...
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Additional information
Last modified 2018-01-07
Issue date 2018-09-28
Landing page http://gwis.jrc.ec.europa.eu/
Temporal coverage

From: 2000-01-01

Language English
Data theme(s) Environment
EuroVoc domain(s) 52 ENVIRONMENT; 64 PRODUCTION, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH
EuroVoc concept(s) fire; natural hazard; scientific research
Identifier http://data.europa.eu/89h/e6f7a4e7-1f64-4ba9-9363-6bc864ab4666
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Burnt area information is based on the MODIS burnt area product (MCD64A1) which provides burning and quality information on a per-pixel basis (more details may be accessed at https://modis-land.gsfc.nasa.gov/burn.html ). The source information is based on MODIS Collection 6 ...
Geographic bounding box

90.0° N, 180.0° E, -90.0° S, -180.0° W

Coordinate Reference System WGS 84

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