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The Regional Burnt Area Product for Central Africa, 1993-1994, from JRC
Entry ID: SAI_JRC_Cent_Afr_Burnt_Product

Abstract: Justification, scientific objective and geographical domain:

The mapping of burnt areas on a regional basis can form an important
source of information for determining estimates of biomass burnt and
hence gaseous and aerosol emissions. The use of a 1 km sensor, the
Along Track Scanning Radiometer [ATSR-1], for the mapping of burnt
areas has been tested as a ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 12.0   S: 0.0   E: 30.0   W: 12.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: J-M. Gregoire, P. Barbosa, E. Dwyer, H. Eva, S. Jones, B. Koffi, J.P. Malingreau
Dataset Title: Vegetation fire research at the Monitor. Trop. Vegetat. Unit: Prod. availability
Dataset Release Date: 1996-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Ispra, ITALY
Dataset Publisher: European Commission
Version: Not provided
Data Presentation Form: Map
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-12-20
Stop Date: 1994-01-27
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 15 day-time
Quality Due to the lack of high resolution data available over the region for
1993-94, it has been hard to validate the product. However the maps of
burnt areas cor- respond well with active fire maps for the
region. Where large [>3km] scars are found, the detection is more
reliable. In areas of small scars more problems are involved. It is
hoped that the 1994-95 data set will cover the whole of the study area
and be calibrated by high resolution data.
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 When the data set is derived from results already published in
conferences or journals, the external user must agree with MTV on the
correct form of refer- ence. If it is derived from results not yet
published, the external user and GVM should agree on a co-author work.
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Data Center
Global Vegetation Monitoring Unit, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Joint Research Center, European Union Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
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
Phone: +39 332 78 98 22
Fax: +39 332 78 90 73
Email: olivier.draily at
Contact Address:
Global Vegetation Monitoring Unit
T.P. 440
Joint Research Centre (European Commission)
City: Ispra (VA)
Postal Code: I-21020
Country: Italy
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1970-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-26