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

Title: Active fires in the European Forest Fire Information System (version 2-3-1)

Description

This dataset series refers to the information on active fire detection provided by the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS). ▷How to cite: see below◁  

Active fires are located on the basis of the so-called thermal anomalies produced by them. The algorithms compare the temperature of a potential fire with the temperature of the land cover around it; if the difference in temperature is above a given threshold, the potential fire is confirmed as an active fire or "hot spot". The mapping of active fires is performed to provide a synoptic view of current fires in Europe and as a means to help the subsequent mapping of burnt fire perimeters. Information on active fires is normally updated 6 times daily and made available in EFFIS within 2-3 hours of the acquisition of the MODIS/VIIRS images. When interpreting the hotspots displayed in the map, the following must be considered. 1. Hotspot location on the map is only accurate within the spatial accuracy of the sensor. 2. Some ...

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Related resources

Data access

  • [Download] Data Download Service TIFF

    Data download service for thematic typologies of data related to wildfires in Europe (including fire events, burnt area and severity; fire danger; active fires).

  • [VIEW] [WMS] EFFIS View Service HTML

    EFFIS view service for thematic typologies of data related to wildfires in Europe (including fire events, burnt area and severity; fire danger; active fires).

Additional information
Last modified 2018-01-07
Issue date 2018-09-28
Landing page http://effis.jrc.ec.europa.eu/
Temporal coverage

From: 2017-01-01

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/e9d803fe-4426-4a45-9e6f-dd472de5c5f4
Geographic information
Lineage
Active fires information is based on the MODIS sensor, and the VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite). EFFIS uses the active fire detection provided by the NASA FIRMS (Fire Information for Resource Management System). The MODIS sensor, on board of the TERRA and ACQUA ...
Geographic bounding box

72.0° N, 45.0° E, 25.0° S, -20.0° W

Coordinate Reference System WGS 84

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