MODIS/Terra Coarse Thermal Anomalies/Fire 5-Min L2 Swath 5km V005Entry ID: MOD14CRS
Abstract: MODIS Thermal Anomalies/Fire products are primarily derived from MODIS 4- and 11-micrometer radiances. The fire detection strategy is based on absolute detection of a fire (a fire of strength sufficient to detect), and on detection relative to its background (to account for variability of the surface temperature and reflection by sunlight). Numerous tests are employed to reject typical false ... alarm sources like sun glint or an unmasked coastline.
MOD14CRS provides level-2 swath data daily at a 5-kilometer resolution. The Science Data Sets in this product include fire-mask, algorithm quality, radiative power, and numerous layers describing fire pixel attributes.
The Terra MODIS instrument acquires data twice daily (10:30 AM and PM), as does the Aqua MODIS (2:30 PM and AM). These four daily MODIS fire observations serve to advance global monitoring of the fire process and its effects on ecosystems, the atmosphere, and climate.
Data Set Characteristics:
File Size: ~ 990 KB
Resolution: 5 kilometer
Projection: None (swath data)
Data Type: Fire Mask 8-bit unsigned
Data Format: HDF-EOS
Science Data Sets (SDS HDF Layers): 23
Version-5 MODIS/Terra Coarse Thermal Anomalies/Fire products are validated, meaning that product uncertainties are well defined over a range of representative conditions. Although there may be later improved versions, these data are ready for use in scientific publications.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center
Dataset Title: MODIS/Terra Coarse Thermal Anomalies/Fire 5-Min L2 Swath 5km V005
Dataset Release Date: 2006
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD
Dataset Publisher: MODAPS
Data Presentation Form: Remote Sensing Image
Latitude Resolution: 5 km
Longitude Resolution: 5 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Quality Sensor anomalies may be present.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
NASA (2004). EOS Data Products Handbook, Volume 1 (revised). Washington DC:
National Aeronautics and Space Association.
NASA (1999). EOS Data Products Handbook, Volume 2. Washington DC: National
Aeronautics and Space Association.
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-05-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-04-17