MODIS Fire_cci v5.0 Burned Area product (FireCCI50)

Animation MODIS v5.0

The new burned area product, MODIS Fire_cci v5.0 (also called FireCCI50 for short) was released on February 2018. It is the first global burned area product at 250m spatial resolution, and it is based on data from the Terra MODIS sensor (MOD09GQ), complemented with quality flags (MOD09GA) and active fires (MOD14ML) from other MODIS products.

Data is available from 2001 until 2016 at two spatial resolutions:

A data-driven approach to identify controls on global fire activity from satellite and climate observations (SOFIA V1)

As part of the ESA Living Planet Fellowship, and in collaboration with the Fire_cci project, an article on the SOFIA model has been published in Geoscientific Model Development.The article can be accessed at https://www.geosci-model-dev.net/10/4443/2017/. Abstract:Vegetation fires affect human infrastructures, ecosystems, global vegetation distribution, and atmospheric composition.

Participation of the Fire_cci project in the 11th EARSeL Forest Fires SIG Workshop

The 11th EARSeL Forest Fires SIG Workshop, was held at Chania, Crete (Greece), on 25-27 September 2017, at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (CIHEAM-MAICh). The head of ESA's Climate Office and CCI Programme Manager, Pascal Lecomte, presented in a keynote session the Climate Change Initiative Programme. The meeting also included a wide representation of the Fire_cci team.

The presentations of the Fire_cci team were:

Upcoming Fire_cci User Workshop

The Fire_cci Climate Research Group is organizing a half-day user workshop as part of the 4th FireMIP workshop that will take place on 17-19 October at IMK-IFU, Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany.

The aims of the workshop are:
(a) to provide a review of the strengths and weaknesses of currently available global burned area products
(b) to present and discuss existing and future approaches of uncertainty characterisation and
(c) to gather user needs with respect to future burned area product developments.

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