MODIS Active Fire Detections for North America
Entry ID: USDA_modisfire

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Abstract: This coverage represents year 2004 MODIS fire detections for the geographic
area covering the lower 48 states and Alaska. The detections are obtained using
both TERRA MODIS and AQUA MODIS data are collected and processed as a
cooperative effort between the USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Application
Center, NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center and the University of Maryland.

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Description: MODIS Active Fire Detections for North America (2004).
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 70.0   S: 24.0   E: -54.99   W: -164.98

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: USDA Forest Service, Remote Sensing Application Center
Dataset Title: MODIS Active Fire Detections for North America
Dataset Release Place: Salt Lake City, UT
Dataset Publisher: USDA
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-01-01
Stop Date: 2004-12-31
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Access Constraints None
Use Constraints These data are updated daily throughout the year, therefore it is recommended
that users reacquire the data from the USDA Forest Service as necessary.
Acknowledgement of the USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Application Center
would be appreciated in products derived from these data.
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Originating Center
Data Center
Remote Sensing Applications Center, Engineering, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (801) 975-3750
Fax: (801) 975-3478
Contact Address:
2222 W. 2300 South
City: Salt Lake City
Province or State: UT
Postal Code: 84119
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at
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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-01-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-24
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