GBA 2000 Statistics

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Gregoire, Jean-Marie, and Tansey, Kevin
Publication_Date: 2001
Title: GBA 2000 Statistics
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map,Diagram, Tables
Series_Information:
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Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Ispra, ITALY
Publisher: European Commission
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://www.grid.unep.ch/activities/earlywarning/preview/ims/gba/index.htm
Description:
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). [Summary Information provided by JRC]
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20000101
Ending_Date: 20001231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -19.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 54.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -38.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > AEROSOL RADIANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > FORESTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > SAVANNAS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION COVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > BIOMASS BURNING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION > DESERTIFICATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > WILDFIRES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND TEMPERATURE > LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND COVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > FIRE ECOLOGY > FIRE DYNAMICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > FIRE ECOLOGY > FIRE OCCURRENCE
Theme_Keyword: SPOT-4 > SYSTEME PROBATOIRE POUR L'OBSERVATION DE LA TERRE-4
Theme_Keyword: VEGETATION-1 > VEGETATION INSTRUMENT 1 (SPOT 4)
Theme_Keyword: GBA2000 > GLOBAL BURNT AREA 2000
Theme_Keyword: Gba2000
Theme_Keyword: Burnt Area
Theme_Keyword: Vegetation
Theme_Keyword: Burning
Theme_Keyword: Protected Areas
Theme_Keyword: Vegetation Cover
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA
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.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JEAN-MARIE GREGOIRE
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JEAN-PAUL MALINGREAU
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: GVM Unit - Global Vegetation Monitoring
Address: Head of Fire Group
Address: European Commission
Address: Joint Research Centre
Address: (VA)
City: Ispra
Postal_Code: I-21020
Country: Italy
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Global Vegetation Monitoring Unit
Address: T.P. 440
Address: Joint Research Centre (European Commission)
City: Ispra (VA)
Postal_Code: I-21020
Country: Italy
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +39-0332-789215
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +39 332 789410
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +39-0332-789073
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +39 332 789073
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jean-marie.gregoire@jrc.it
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jean-paul.malingreau@jrc.it
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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.
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:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 5 KM
Longitude_Resolution: 5 KM
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: EU/JRC/IES/GVM > Global Vegetation Monitoring Unit, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Joint Research Center, European Union
Contact_Person: GLOBAL VEGETATION MONITORING UNIT SECRETARIAT
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Global Vegetation Monitoring Unit Institute for
Address: Environment and Sustainability Joint Research Centre (European
Address: Commission) T.P
City: Ispra (VA)
Postal_Code: 440 I-21020
Country: ITALY
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +39-0332-789298
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +39-0332-789073
Resource_Description: SAI_JRC_Cont_Afr_GBA2000
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: txt.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://fapar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/Home.php
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://mercury.ornl.gov/clearinghouse/send/xsltTex...
Access_Instructions:
Metadata in Biological Data Profile format.
Fees: No Fees
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20051228
Metadata_Review_Date: 20121212
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: KEVIN TANSEY
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Global Vegetation Monitoring Unit,
Address: Institute for Environment and Sustainability
Address: TP. 440
City: Ispra
Postal_Code: 21020
Country: ITALY
Contact_Voice_Telephone: ++39 0332 785769
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: ++39 0332 789073
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kevin.tansey@jrc.it
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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