Burnt Areas (MODIS)

Burnt area information is based on the MODIS burned area product (MCD64A1) which provides burning and quality information on a per-pixel basis (more details may be accessed at https://modis-land.gsfc.nasa.gov/burn.html). The source information is based on MODIS Collection 6 combining imagery from Terra and Aqua, along with thermal anomalies.

This dataset is not near real time as fire events require approximately two month be available (see temporal granularity of the source product https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/dataset_discovery/modis/modis_products_table/mcd64a1_v006). Initial and final dates of the fires are subject to an uncertainty of few days.

Currently, GWIS displays data from 2001 to February 2018.