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Global Fire Atlas with Characteristics of Individual Fires, 2003-2016
Entry ID: CMS_Global_Fire_Atlas_1642_1

Abstract: The Global Fire Atlas is a global dataset that tracks the day-to-day dynamics of individual fires to determine the timing and location of ignitions, fire size, duration, daily expansion, fire line length, speed, and direction of spread. These individual fire characteristics were derived based on the Global Fire Atlas algorithm and estimated day of burn information at 500-m resolution from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Collection 6 MCD64A1 burned area product. The algorithm identified 13.3 million individual fires (>=21 ha or 0.21 km2; the size of one MODIS pixel) over the 2003-2016 study period.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1
Other Citation Details: Andela, N., D.C. Morton, L. Giglio, and J.T. Randerson. 2019. Global Fire Atlas with Characteristics of Individual Fires, 2003-2016. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-01-01
Stop Date: 2016-12-31
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-15