The Regional FIRE Product for Central Africa, 1993-1996, from JRC
Entry ID: SAI_JRC_Cent_Afr_FIRE_Product

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Summary
Abstract: The mapping of active fires from NOAA-AVHRR data is an important
source of in- formation for a number of projects both within MTV and
externally. The Central African region is an area undergoing rapid
change [World Wildlife Fund, 1993]. Many of these changes,
[e.g. deforestation, population increases, land cover changes] are
accompanied by pyrogenic activity. The ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 12.0   S: 0.0   E: 30.0   W: 12.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: J-M. Gregoire, P. Barbosa, E. Dwyer, H. Eva, S. Jones, B. Koffi, J.P. Malingreau
Dataset Title: Vegetation fire research at the Monitor. Tropic. Veget. Unit: Prod. availability
Dataset Release Date: 1996
Dataset Release Place: Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Ispra, ITALY
Dataset Publisher: European Commission
Data Presentation Form: Map, Tables
Online Resource: http://www.gvm.sai.jrc.it/fire/default.htm
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-12-01
Stop Date: 1994-01-31
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Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1KM
Longitude Resolution: 1KM
Temporal Resolution: MONTHLY
Quality The data were pre-processed to give five-band radiometrically
corrected, geometrically matched, ERDAS 7.5 raster images with pixel
size of 0.01 degree resolution. Major corruptions in the data set,
dropped lines - speckle, were removed where possible.

The active fires were extracted from the remapped images using a
contextual ... View entire text
Access Constraints End-users external to GVM can have access to the data and make use of
it in their own field of research and/or application only if they
fullfill the use- constraints listed below.
Use Constraints When the data set is derived from results already published in
conferences or journals, the external user must agree with MTV on the
correct form of refer- ence. If it is derived from results not yet
published, the external user and GVM should agree on a co-author work.
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Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
Global Vegetation Monitoring Unit, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Joint Research Center, European Union Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://fapar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/Home.php

Data Center Personnel
Name: GLOBAL VEGETATION MONITORING UNIT SECRETARIAT
Phone: +39-0332-789298
Fax: +39-0332-789073
Contact Address:
Global Vegetation Monitoring Unit Institute for
Environment and Sustainability Joint Research Centre (European
Commission) T.P
City: Ispra (VA)
Postal Code: 440 I-21020
Country: ITALY
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +39 332 78 98 22
Fax: +39 332 78 90 73
Email: olivier.draily at jrc.it
Contact Address:
Global Vegetation Monitoring Unit
T.P. 440
Joint Research Centre (European Commission)
City: Ispra (VA)
Postal Code: I-21020
Country: Italy
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Publications/References
Eva H., and Flasse S., [1996]. A comparison of contextual and
threshold active fire detection algorithms. IGBP-DIS Workshop on
Global Fire Monitoring, JRC, Ispra, October 17-19, 1995, IGBP-Global
Change Report, Stockholm, 1996, in press.

Ehrlich D., Gregoire J-M., Eva H., Janodet E., and Koffi B., 1995,
Fire detection, land cover characterization and burnt area ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20
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