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Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM/TSDIS) Fire Products Derived from Visible and Infrared Scanner (VIRS) Measurements
Entry ID: TRMM_FIRE_PROD_IMAGES


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Summary
Abstract: [Summary adopted from the online dataset description]


The TRMM/TSDIS Fire Products include two parts:

1.The Daily hot spot image shows the geographic positions of global fire pixels daily. Typically, a pixel is identified as a fire pixel if the VIRS channel 3 brightness temperature is above 320 K and temperature difference between channel 3 and channel 4 is above 20 K in daytime. In nighttime, the channel 3 brightness temperature is required to be above 315 K and the temperature difference between channel 3 and channel 4 to be above 15 K. The bare ground pixels and sun glint pixels are excluded in the Daily hot spot image. ftp://ftp-tsdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/yji/DAILY/

2.The Monthly product is a 0.5 latitude by 0.5 longitude composite map of fire counts for each month beginning January 1998. The Data Source File of the monthly product lists necessary information of all the hot spot pixels of the month. The information includes: date, granule number, solar zenith angle, latitude, longitude, land type, reflectance of channels 1&2, brightness temperatures of channels 3 &4, difference of channel 3 brightness temperatures and channel 4 brightness temperature and environmental channel 3 &4 brightness temperatures. The sunglint pixels are not excluded in the Data Source File. ftp://ftp-tsdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/yji/MONTHLY/

NOTE: the data source files are normal text files that have been compressed with gzip.

A 4.4 square kilometer fire product is also available from NASA's Earth Observatory at: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Observatory/Datasets/fires.trmm.html

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: 4 km TRMM/VIRS Global Fire Imagery


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: TRMM Home page.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 40.0 S: -40.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Giglio, L., J.D. Kendal, C.J. Tucker
Dataset Title: Remote Sensing of Fires with the TRMM VIRS
Dataset Release Date: 2000
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD
Dataset Publisher: TRMM/TSDIS
Other Citation Details: International Journal of Remot Sensing. 21(1): 203--207.


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND > AUSTRALIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA
CONTINENT > ASIA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EURASIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA
CONTINENT > EUROPE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > TROPICS


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: .5 deg
Longitude Resolution: .5 deg
Temporal Resolution: monthly


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >BIOMASS BURNING    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >WILDFIRES    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >FIRE ECOLOGY >FIRE DYNAMICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >FIRE ECOLOGY >FIRE OCCURRENCE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Platform
TRMM >Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission    [Information]


Instrument
VIRS >TRMM Visible Infrared Scanner    [Information]


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
GOFC >Global Observation of Forest Cover    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
TRMM >Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Project    [Information]


Keywords
BIOMASS BURNING
FIRE EMISSIONS
FIRE HAZARD
FIRE MONITORING
SATELLITE IMAGERY
wildfires
EOSDIS


Data Center
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at lists.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Earth Observatory, Earth Observing System, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: LORRAINE REMER
Email: lorraine.a.remer at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 613.2
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes, Laboratory for Atmospheres, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: BRAD FISHER
Phone: 301-286-8912
Email: bradford.l.fisher at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 613.1
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Personnel
ROBERT ADLER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 301-614-6290
Fax: 301-614-5492
Email: Robert.F.Adler at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch
Laboratory for Atmospheres
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 613
USA
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Publications/References
Giglio, L., J.D. Kendal, C.J. Tucker. 2000. Remote Sensing of Fires
with the TRMM VIRS. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 21(1):
203--207.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-02


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