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Fires

NRT MODIS data and imagery enable people on the ground, including those responsible for mobilizing fire-fighting resources around the world, detailed information about the locations of fires.

Potentially useful data sets: MODIS Fire and Thermal Anomalies (day and night), MODIS Corrected Reflectance True Color and Bands 7-2-1, Aerosol Optical Depth, Land Surface Temperature (day and night)

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Note: LANCE's Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) provides access to current and archived MODIS fire locations through an interactive web mapping interface, Web Fire Mapper. FIRMS also provides a free fire email alert service and options to download fire data in vector formats.

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Since the end of December 2012, hundreds of bushfires have ranged through Australia. Some of the worst struck Tasmania in at the begining of January 2013. Read more at NASA's Earth Observatory.

Downloadable NRT data related to Fires

MODIS / Aqua

Product
(FTP download link)
Description
(Global Change Master Directory link)
Volume
(GB/day)
BrowseComments
MYD14L2 Thermal Anomalies / Fire, 5-Min Swath 1km0.06L2 Thermal Anomalies / Fire BrowseN/A
MYD11_L2L2 Surface Temperature and Emissivity, 5-Min Swath 1km0.65L2 Surface Temperature BrowseN/A
MYD09GAL2G Light Surface Reflectance – Daily 500m and 1km17.37L2G Surface Reflectance BrowseBands 7-2-1
MYD09GQL2G Light Surface Reflectance – Daily 250m18.82L2G Surface Reflectance BrowseBands 7-2-1
MYD04_L2L2 Aerosol, 5-Min Swath 10km0.16L2 Aerosol BrowseN/A
MYDAODHDL3 Value-added Aerosol Optical Depth0.001N/AN/A

MODIS / Terra

Product
(FTP download link)
Description
(Global Change Master Directory link)
Volume
(GB/day)
BrowseComments
MOD14L2 Thermal Anomalies / Fire, 5-Min Swath 1km0.06L2 Thermal Anomalies / Fire BrowseN/A
MOD11_L2L2 Surface Temperature and Emissivity, 5-Min Swath 1km0.67L2 Surface Temperature BrowseN/A
MOD09GAL2G Light Surface Reflectance – Daily 500m and 1km17.48L2G Surface Reflectance BrowseBands 7-2-1
MOD09GQL2G Light Surface Reflectance – Daily 250m18.91L2G Surface Reflectance BrowseBands 7-2-1
MOD04_L2L2 Aerosol, 5-Min Swath 10km0.15L2 Aerosol BrowseN/A
MODAODHDL3 Value-added Aerosol Optical Depth0.001N/AN/A

MODIS / Combined

Product
(FTP download link)
Description
(Global Change Master Directory link)
Volume
(GB/day)
BrowseComments
MCDAODHDL3 Value-added Aerosol Optical Depth0.001N/AN/A

AIRS / Aqua

Product
(FTP download link)
Description
(Global Change Master Directory link)
Volume
(GB/day)
Browse
AIRVBRAD_NRTL1B Vis/Near-IR geolocated radiancesN/AN/A
AIRX2RET_NRTL2 standard retrieval product using AIRS IR and AMSUN/AN/A