14.Dec.2016 - Biomass burning land cover product description uploaded.
10.Nov.2016 - Expanded and enhanced the Northern Sub-Saharan Africa Project homepage.
13.Oct.2016 - Global MODIS Fires Google Earth product restored and enhanced.
MODIS FRP data from both Terra and Aqua is available at 1-km resolution (at nadir). FRP is a quantitative measurement of the strength of a fire, and as such it offers a high level of information and numerous opportunities for scientific application.
Smoke aerosol (TPM) emissions from fires can be derived from two parameters: FRP and a coefficient of smoke emisison (Ce). Ce is provided here globally, derived from coupled MODIS measurements of FRP and smoke aerosol.
Certain applications (such as the FEER emissions data set) require gridded land cover products at different resolutions. As the resolution becomes coarser, information on which land cover type is actually burning can be lost. The Biomass Burning Land Cover Type product is an effort to retain that information throughout this process.