NESDIS Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke ProgramEntry ID: gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.hazards.3092
Abstract: The Satellite Services Division of NESDIS/NOAA created an interactive Web-based GIS used to display satellite data of fire detects in near-real time. It converts the data to a format compatible with ArcIMS and creates a steady flow of the data to the Web Server. The Web Server updates the data being displayed on the Internet by deleting the old data and displaying new data. The analyzed fires and smoke layer are update primarily between the hours of 1 pm and 11 pm Eastern time, with occasional updates during the rest of the day. The automated layers are updated twenty-four hours a day as new satellite imagery is received. The product covers the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii.
Purpose: The Hazard Mapping System is an interactive processing system that allows the trained satellite analysts within the Satellite Services Division (SSD) to manually integrate data from various automated fire detection algorithms with GOES and polar (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR), and Moderate Resolution Imaging spectroradiometer Fire Algorithm (MODIS) images. The result is a quality controlled display of the locations of fires and significant smoke plumes detected by meteorological satellites.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD > Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: NESDIS Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Program
Start Date: 2002-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints The information on fire position should be used as a general guidance and for strategic planning. Tactical decisions, such as the activation of a response to fight these fires, should not be made without other information to corroborate the fire's existence and location. Users should note: 1) Fires from the automatic detection algorithms outside the US may be included in some of the images, BUT ... they have not been quality controlled. Only the fires within the US have been scrutinized by the analysts. 2) The HMS product for any given day is created and updated by a satellite analyst between 1pm and 11pm Eastern time. After 11pm, the analysis is fine-tuned as time permits. The final product for the previous day is "completed" for the archive at the beginning of the next day's fire shift; 3) The fire sizes depicted in the product are primarily determined by the field of view of the satellite instrument, or the resolution of the analysis tool. They should not be used to estimate specific fire perimeters.
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: SSDFireTeam at noaa.gov
5200 Auth Road rm 510
City: Camp Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20746
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2014-06-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-07-28