DATASET

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

Collection: CEMS-GWIS : Copernicus Emergency Management System - Global Wildfire Information System 

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., Papageorgiou, K., Toumasis, I., Kütt, V., Kõiv, K., Ruuska, R., Anastasov, T., Timovska, M., Michaut, P., Joannelle, P., Lachmann, M., Pavlidou, K., Debreceni, P., Nagy, D., Nugent, C., Di Fonzo, M., Leisavnieks, E., Jaunķiķis, Z., Mitri, G., Repšienė, S., Assali, F., Mharzi Alaoui, H., Botnen, D., Piwnicki, J., Szczygieł, R., Janeira, M., Borges, A., Sbirnea, R., Mara, S., Eritsov, A., Longauerová, V., Jakša, J., Enriquez, E., Lopez, A., Sandahl, L., Reinhard, M., Conedera, M., Pezzatti, B., Dursun, K. T., Baltaci, U., Moffat, A., 2017. Forest fires in Europe, Middle East and North Africa 2016. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg. ISBN:978-92-79-71292-0, https://doi.org/10.2760/17690       

- Goldammer, J. G., Mangeon, S., Keywood, M., Kaiser, J. W., de Groot, W. J., Gunawan, D., Gan, C., Field, R., Sofiev, M., Baklanov, A., 2018. Vegetation Fire and Smoke Pollution Warning and Advisory System (VFSP-WAS): concept note and expert recommendations. Vol. 235 of GAW Report series. World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. https://library.wmo.int/doc_num.php?explnum_id=4519       

- Giglio, L., Boschetti, L., Roy, D., Humber, M., Justice, C.O., The Collection 6 MODIS Burned Area Mapping Algorithm and Product. Remote Sensing of

Environment (submitted June 2018).      

Contact

Email
jrc-effis (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

How to cite

jrc-effis@ec.europa.eu (2018): Burnt area in the Global Wildfire Information System (version 2-3-1). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/e6f7a4e7-1f64-4ba9-9363-6bc864ab4666

Keywords

Copernicus Emergency Management Service Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS) Modelled family of quantities: Burnt area Copernicus

Data access

[VIEW] [WMS] GWIS View Service
URL 
  • GWIS view service for thematic typologies of data related to global wildfires (including fire danger; active fires; fire emissions).

[Download] Data Download Service
URL 
  • Data download service for thematic typologies of data related to global wildfires (including fire danger; active fires; fire emissions).

Spatial coverage

Type Value
GML
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GEO
POLYGON((-180 90,180 90,180 -90,-180 -90,-180 90))
GEO
{"type":"Polygon","crs":{"type":"name","properties":{"name":"urn:ogc:def:crs:OGC:1.3:CRS84"}},"coordinates":[[[-180.00,90.00],[180.00,90.00],[180.00,-90.00],[-180.00,-90.00],[-180.00,90.00]]]}

Temporal coverage

From date To date
2000-01-01 N/A

Lineage information

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 combining imagery from Terra and Aqua, along with thermal anomalies. Such data provide burnt date estimates per pixel at the global scale. GWIS uses MCD64A1 as a source to create a fire-event based database. The post-processing aggregates in time and space the burnt pixels identifying individual fires, extracting the fire evolution and computing a final area. Then, each fire event is tagged with an unique numerical identifier, initial and final fire date and all the burnt areas for every day during the duration of the fire.

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2021-04-23
Modified date
2020-08-26
Issued date
2018-09-28
Landing page
http://gwis.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Environment
Update frequency
unknown
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/e6f7a4e7-1f64-4ba9-9363-6bc864ab4666
Popularity