Fires

Near real-time (NRT) Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (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: Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (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.

MODIS / Aqua

Product
(FTP download link)
Description Browse Comments
MYD14 10.5067/MODISMODIS/MYD14_NRT.006
L2 Thermal Anomalies / Fire, 5-Min Swath 1km
L2 Thermal Anomalies / Fire Browse N/A
MYD11_L2 10.5067/MODIS/MYD11_L2_NRT.006
L2 Surface Temperature and Emissivity, 5-Min Swath 1km
L2 Surface Temperature Browse N/A
MYD09GA 10.5067/MODIS/MYD09GA_NRT.006
L2G Light Surface Reflectance – Daily 500m and 1km
L2G Surface Reflectance Browse Bands 7-2-1
MYD09GQ 10.5067/MODIS/MYD09GQ_NRT.006
L2G Light Surface Reflectance – Daily 250m
L2G Surface Reflectance Browse Bands 7-2-1
MYD04_L2 10.5067/MODIS/MYD04_L2_NRT.006
L2 Aerosol, 5-Min Swath 10km
L2 Aerosol Browse N/A
MYDAODHD 10.5067/MODIS/MYDAODHD.NRT.006
L3 Value-added Aerosol Optical Depth
N/A N/A

MODIS / Terra

Product
(FTP download link)
Description Browse Comments
MOD14 10.5067/MODIS/MOD14_NRT.006
L2 Thermal Anomalies / Fire, 5-Min Swath 1km
L2 Thermal Anomalies / Fire Browse N/A
MOD11_L2 10.5067/MODIS/MOD11_L2_NRT.006
L2 Surface Temperature and Emissivity, 5-Min Swath 1km
L2 Surface Temperature Browse N/A
MOD09GA 10.5067/MODIS/MOD09GA_NRT.006
L2G Light Surface Reflectance – Daily 500m and 1km
L2G Surface Reflectance Browse Bands 7-2-1
MOD09GQ 10.5067/MODIS/MOD09GQ_NRT.006
L2G Light Surface Reflectance – Daily 250m
L2G Surface Reflectance Browse Bands 7-2-1
MOD04_L2 L2 Aerosol, 5-Min Swath 10km L2 Aerosol Browse N/A
MODAODHD 10.5067/MODIS/MODAODHD.NRT.006
L3 Value-added Aerosol Optical Depth
N/A N/A

MODIS / Combined

Product
(FTP download link)
Description Browse
MCDAODHD 10.5067/MODIS/MCDAODHD.NRT.006
L3 Value-added Aerosol Optical Depth
N/A

AIRS / Aqua

Product
(FTP download link)
Description Browse
AIRVBRAD_NRT.005 L1B Vis/Near-IR geolocated radiances
L1B Vis/Near-IR geolocated radiances
N/A
AIRS2RET_NRT.006 L2 standard retrieval product using AIRS IR only
L2 standard retrieval product using AIRS IR and AMSU
N/A

Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017 at 12:35 PM EDT