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Burnt Area and Approximate Day of Burn - MODIS, Australian algorithm, Australia coverage


This product provides locations of areas affected by fire including the approximate day of burning. Inputs are daily day time observations from MODIS sensors on Terra and Aqua. Observations are atmospherically corrected and the resulting time series is investigated for sudden changes in reflectance, persistent over multiple days. Variations in observation and illumination geometry are taken into account through application of a kernel driven BRDF model. This product is validated to Stage 2. Product accuracy is estimated over a significant set of locations and time periods by comparison with reference in situ or other suitable reference data. Spatial and temporal consistency of the product and with similar products has been evaluated over representative locations and time periods. Northern Australia: overall accuracy 95.2%, commission error 3.7%, omission error 6.2%. Calibration and validation of the algorithm for central and southern Australia is planned for 2012/13 and 2013/14, respectively.

Temporal coverage

From 2000-08-01T00:00:00 To 2012-12-01T00:00:00


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