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Global Burnt Area (GBA 2000)
Entry ID: SAI_JRC_Cont_Afr_GBA2000

Abstract: Over large regions of the globe, fires are known to contribute significantly to the injection of gases and aerosols into the atmosphere, and to be a major disturbance to the vegetation cover.

Biomass burning contributes up to 50%, 40% and 16% of the total emissions of anthropogenic origin for carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and methane respectively. Both the scientific community and the policy ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  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: 2001-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Ispra, ITALY
Dataset Publisher: European Commission
Version: Not provided
Data Presentation Form: Map,Diagram, Tables
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31
Location Keywords
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,
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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
Distribution Media: electronic
Distribution Format: txt.
Fees: no fees
Phone: ++39 0332 785769
Fax: ++39 0332 789073
Email: kevin.tansey at
Contact Address:
Global Vegetation Monitoring Unit,
Institute for Environment and Sustainability
TP. 440
City: Ispra
Postal Code: 21020
Country: ITALY
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-26