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.

Visualize NRT data related to Fires in Worldview

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
(Global Change Master Directory link)
Volume
(GB/day)
Browse Comments
MYD14 L2 Thermal Anomalies / Fire, 5-Min Swath 1km 0.06 L2 Thermal Anomalies / Fire Browse N/A
MYD11_L2 L2 Surface Temperature and Emissivity, 5-Min Swath 1km 0.65 L2 Surface Temperature Browse N/A
MYD09GA L2G Light Surface Reflectance – Daily 500m and 1km 17.37 L2G Surface Reflectance Browse Bands 7-2-1
MYD09GQ L2G Light Surface Reflectance – Daily 250m 18.82 L2G Surface Reflectance Browse Bands 7-2-1
MYD04_L2 L2 Aerosol, 5-Min Swath 10km 0.16 L2 Aerosol Browse N/A
MYDAODHD L3 Value-added Aerosol Optical Depth 0.001 N/A N/A

MODIS / Terra

Product
(FTP download link)
Description
(Global Change Master Directory link)
Volume
(GB/day)
Browse Comments
MOD14 L2 Thermal Anomalies / Fire, 5-Min Swath 1km 0.06 L2 Thermal Anomalies / Fire Browse N/A
MOD11_L2 L2 Surface Temperature and Emissivity, 5-Min Swath 1km 0.67 L2 Surface Temperature Browse N/A
MOD09GA L2G Light Surface Reflectance – Daily 500m and 1km 17.48 L2G Surface Reflectance Browse Bands 7-2-1
MOD09GQ L2G Light Surface Reflectance – Daily 250m 18.91 L2G Surface Reflectance Browse Bands 7-2-1
MOD04_L2 L2 Aerosol, 5-Min Swath 10km 0.15 L2 Aerosol Browse N/A
MODAODHD L3 Value-added Aerosol Optical Depth 0.001 N/A N/A

MODIS / Combined

Product
(FTP download link)
Description
(Global Change Master Directory link)
Volume
(GB/day)
Browse Comments
MCDAODHD L3 Value-added Aerosol Optical Depth 0.001 N/A N/A

AIRS / Aqua

Product
(FTP download link)
Description
(Global Change Master Directory link)
Volume
(GB/day)
Browse
AIRVBRAD_NRT L1B Vis/Near-IR geolocated radiances N/A N/A
AIRX2RET_NRT L2 standard retrieval product using AIRS IR and AMSU N/A N/A
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