Active Fire Data
Download active fire products from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) (MCD14DL) and Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) 375 m (VNP14IMGTDL_NRT and VJ114IMGTDL_NRT) for the last 24, 48 hours and 7 days in shapefile, KML, WMS or text file formats. VIIRS data complement MODIS fire detections but the improved spatial resolution of the 375 m data provides a greater response over fires of relatively small areas. Read more about VIIRS.
Data older than 7 days can be obtained from the Archive Download Tool. NRT data and, as it becomes available (usually after 2 months), it is replaced with data extracted from the standard MODIS and VIIRS active fire products. Users intending to perform scientific analysis are advised to download the standard (science quality) data.
- MODIS C6 is available from November 2000 (for Terra) and from July 2002 (for Aqua) to the present.
- VIIRS 375 m data are currently available from 20 January 2012 to the present.
SHP, KML and TXT Files
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