Satellite Observations of Forest Fires from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
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Title: Satellite Observations of Forest Fires from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Description:
Abstract:
At its Satellite Communications Facility, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory receives daily data from the AVHRR instrument onboard the NOAA polar orbiting satellites. The JHU/APL Ocean Remote Sensing Group rapidly processes the data into images. Fire-detection software was used to detect fire occurrence. Images are available as both single-channel images and multi-channel composite images. In places were fire occurred, images of smoke plumes and fire scars are also available. [This information was derived from the website of the Ocean Remote Sensing Group at JHU/APL.]
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19960818
Ending_Date: 19961112
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -126.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -103.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 52.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.0
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -104.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -91.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 52.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.0
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -86.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 35.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST FIRE SCIENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > INFRARED IMAGERY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > FIRE ECOLOGY > FIRE OCCURRENCE
Theme_Keyword: NOAA-12 > NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION-12
Theme_Keyword: NOAA-14 > NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION-14
Theme_Keyword: AVHRR > ADVANCED VERY HIGH RESOLUTION RADIOMETER
Theme_Keyword: Fire Scars
Theme_Keyword: Smoke Plumes
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > MEXICO > BAJA CALIFORNIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > BRITISH COLUMBIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > MANITOBA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > IDAHO > HELL'S CANYON
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ARIZONA > GRAND CANYON
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA > YOSEMITE
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > COLORADO > MESA VERDE
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GEORGIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MINNESOTA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MONTANA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEVADA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW MEXICO > FOUR CORNERS
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NORTH DAKOTA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > OREGON
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > UTAH
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WASHINGTON
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WYOMING > YELLOWSTONE
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
These images are not intended as a working fire detection resource; they are made available only as interesting observations that anybody could make from the publicly available AVHRR data.
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/avhrr/gallery/observations/UT_213_jun18_c.gif
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Color composite of AVHRR channels 1,2,3 taken on June 17, 1996, 7:23 pm MDT of south-central Utah. The fire appears as the blue spot and the smoke plume as yellow.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
An attempt is made to geographically register the data but this may be off at times.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: JHU/APL/ORSG > Ocean Remote Sensing Group, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University
Contact_Person: RAY STERNER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Applied Physics Laboratory
Address: The Johns Hopkins University
Address: 11100 Johns Hopkins Road
City: Laurel
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20723-6099
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sterner@tesla.jhuapl.edu
Resource_Description: JHU_APL_AVHRR_FIRE
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/avhrr/gallery/fire/fire.ht...
Access_Instructions:
Satellite Images of Forest Fires webpage at JHU/APL Ocean Remote Sensing Group
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/index.html
Access_Instructions:
Ocean Remote Sensing Group at JHU/APL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.fs.fed.us/land/wfas/welcome.htm
Access_Instructions:
USDA Forest Service, Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS): this site can be used to help interpret the satellite images.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20070830
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MELANIE F. MEAUX
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-gcmduso@mail.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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