Global Burnt Area (GBA 2000)
Entry ID: SAI_JRC_Cont_Afr_GBA2000

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Summary
Abstract: According to a recent study from Hao and Liu [1994], the African
continent, where about two-thirds of the biomass burning is due to
savanna fires, contributes to 46 % of the total amount of biomass burnt
in the tropics. Although many local to regional studies were carried out
during the last few years to characterize vegetation fire activity and
its impact on environmental quality and climate, large uncertainties
remain at continental level for Africa, in both quantitative and
spatio-temporal terms. There is therefore an increased request by the
scientific community for a systematic documentation on continental
biomass burning, especially by scientists involved in fire emission, land
cover changes and tropospheric chemistry studies, in both experimental
and modelling fields.

It is in this context that the Global Burnt Area 2000 initiative
(GBA2000) has been launched by the GVM Unit of the JRC, in partnership
with 6 other institutions, with the specific objective being to produce a
map of the areas burnt globally for the year 2000, using the medium
resolution (1 km) satellite imagery provided by the SPOT-Vegetation
system and to derive statistics of area burnt per type of vegetation
cover. The datasets are comprised of non-accumulative, monthly products
and an annual product (i.e. burnt area in the year 2000).

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Related URL
Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA
Description: Metadata in Biological Data Profile format.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 38.0 S: -38.0  E: 54.0  W: -19.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Gregoire, Jean-Marie, and Tansey, Kevin
Dataset Title: GBA 2000 Statistics
Dataset Release Date: 2001
Dataset Release Place: Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Ispra, ITALY
Dataset Publisher: European Commission
Data Presentation Form: Map,Diagram, Tables
Online Resource: http://www.grid.unep.ch/activities/earlywarning/preview/ims/gba/ind...


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AFRICA


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 5 KM
Longitude Resolution: 5 KM


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >AEROSOL RADIANCE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >FORESTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SAVANNAS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >BIOMASS BURNING    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION >DESERTIFICATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >WILDFIRES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE THERMAL PROPERTIES >LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >FIRE ECOLOGY >FIRE DYNAMICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >FIRE ECOLOGY >FIRE OCCURRENCE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
SPOT-4 >Systeme Probatoire Pour l'Observation de la Terre-4    [Information]


Instrument
VEGETATION-1 >VEGETATION INSTRUMENT 1 (SPOT 4)    [Information]


Project
GBA2000 >Global Burnt Area 2000    [Information]


Quality
The datasets in geographic projection were projected into a cylindrical equal
area projection with a pixel spacing of 1000m. Most estimates of burnt areas
are displayed in units of ha x103.


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
Use of the GBA-2000 datasets for download purposes is provided freely in
exchange of the following strict rules: The user do not obtain title to the
intellectual property of the data held in this application, nor any copyright
or propriety rights to its content. The users are not allowed to transfer,
sublicense, rent, lease or sell the data therein. As the data provided are the
intellectual property of the organizations which supplied the information, the
original source of the data must be fully acknowledged. Please refer to the
respective organizations for further inquiries regarding copyright and user
limitations (see sources). Under no circumstances will the Joint Research
Centre be liable for any damages resulting from use of the "Global Burned
Area 2000 data sets" provided on-line.


Keywords
GBA2000
burnt area
vegetation
burning
protected areas
vegetation cover


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
SAI/JRC


Data Center
Global Vegetation Monitoring Unit, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Joint Research Center, European Union    [Information]
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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: electronic
Distribution_Format: txt.
Fees: no fees


Personnel
KEVIN TANSEY
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: ++39 0332 785769
Fax: ++39 0332 789073
Email: kevin.tansey at jrc.it
Contact Address:
Global Vegetation Monitoring Unit,
Institute for Environment and Sustainability
TP. 440
City: Ispra
Postal Code: 21020
Country: ITALY


JEAN-MARIE GREGOIRE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +39-0332-789215
Fax: +39-0332-789073
Email: jean-marie.gregoire at jrc.it
Contact Address:
GVM Unit - Global Vegetation Monitoring
Head of Fire Group
European Commission
Joint Research Centre
(VA)
City: Ispra
Postal Code: I-21020
Country: Italy


JEAN-PAUL MALINGREAU
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +39 332 789410
Fax: +39 332 789073
Email: jean-paul.malingreau 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


Publications/References
Grgoire J-M., K. Tansey, I. Marengo, D. Stroppiana, and S. Fritz, The
Global Burnt Area 2000 initiative: GBA-2000. Mapping the areas burnt
globally during the year 2000. Pulications of the European Commission,
No. I.01.117, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy, January 2002, p. 40.

Grgoire J-M., K. Tansey and J.M.N. Silva, The GBA2000 initiative:
Developing a global burned area database from SPOT-VEGETATION imagery,
Int. J. Remote Sensing, in press, 2002.

Marengo I., J-M. Grgoire, K. Tansey, and P. Peduzzi, 2002, Global Burnt
Area 2000: Analysis module, JRC Technical Note No. I.02.39, Publication
of the European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy, April
2002, p. 12.

Tansey K., 2002, Implementation of regional burnt area algorithms for
GBA2000, Publication of the European Commission, in preparation, April 2002.

J.M.N. Silva, J. M.C. Pereira, A. I. Cabral, A. C. L. S, M. J.P.
Vasconcelos, B. Mota, and J-M. Grgoire (2002). The area burned in
southern Africa during the 2000 dry season. Journal of Geophysical
Research, SAFARI 2000 Special Issue, submitted.


J. M. N. Silva., A. M. O. Sousa, J. M. C. Pereira, K. Tansey and J-M.
Grgoire (2002). A contribution for a global burned area map. IV
International Conference on Forest Fire Research, Coimbra, Portugal,
November 18th - 23rd 2002


Brivio P.A., M. Maggi, E. Binaghi, I. Gallo, 2002. Mapping burned
surfaces in Sub-Saharan Africa based on multi-temporal neural
classification. Int. J. of Remote Sensing.

Brivio P.A., M. Maggi, E. Binaghi, I. Gallo and J.M. Grgoire, 2001.
Exploiting spatial and temporal information for extracting burned areas
from time series of SPOT-VGT data. In Analysis of MultiTemporal Remote
Sensing Images (L. Bruzzone and P. Smits, Eds.), World Scientific,
Singapore (in press).

Brivio P.A., E. Binaghi, I. Gallo and M. Maggi, 2002. Contextual
multitemporal classification of burned areas in coarse resolution
imagery. In Geospatial Pattern Recognition (Binaghi E., P.A. Brivio and
S. B. Serpico, Eds), Transworld Research Network, Trivandrum, India (in
press).

Boschetti L., S. Flasse, A. Jacques de Dixmude and S. Trigg, 2001, A
multitemporal change-detection algorithm for the monitoring of burnt
areas with SPOT-Vegetation data. In L. Bruzzone and P. Smith, (Eds.),
First International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-temporal Remote
Sensing Images, Trento, Italy, 13-14 September 2001. Singapore: World
Scientific (in press).

Stroppiana D., K. Tansey, J-M. Grgoire, and J.M.C. Pereira, 2002, An
algorithm for mapping burnt areas in Australia using SPOT-VEGETATION
data. Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing,
February 2002.


Tansey K., 2002, Implementation of regional burnt area algorithms for
GBA2000, Publication of the European Commission, in preparation, April
2002.

R.H. Fraser, R. Fernandes, and R. Latifovic, 2002, Multi-temporal
mapping of burned forest over Canada using satellite-based change
metrics, Geocarto International, submitted 2002.

Achard F., Eva H., and P. Mayaux, Tropical forest mapping from
coarse spatial resolution satellite data: production and accuracy
assessment issues, Int. J. Remote Sensing, in press 2001, vol. 22, no. 14,
2741-2762.

Stibig H-J., J.P. Malingreau, and R. Beuchle, New possibilities of
regional assessment of tropical forest cover in insular Southeast Asia
using SPOT-VEGETATION satellite image mosaics, Int. J. Remote Sensing,
2001, vol.22, no.4, 503-505

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-12

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