Fire_cci Burned Area dataset

In this webpage you will be able to download the global burned area (BA) data generated by the Fire_cci project. Fire_cci is one of the Essential Climate Variables (Fire disturbance) under the European Space Agency’s Climate Change Initiative. The scope of the project is to provide long-term burned area information for global vegetation and atmospheric modellers.

The current product is MODIS Fire_cci v5.0, and was released on February 2018. It was obtained combining spectral information from MODIS at 250m resolution and thermal information from the MODIS active fire products.

Version 5 of the Fire_cci BA dataset is available for years 2001 to 2016 at two different resolutions:

  • pixel (0.002246º - ~250m)
  • grid (0.25°)

The previous versions, v4.1 and v3.1, were based on MERIS data, and are also still available. They have a pixel resolution of 0.00278 m (~300m), and a grid resolution of 0.5º in the case of v3.1 and 0.25º in v4.1. They cover the period 2006-2008 in v3.1 and 2005-2011 in v4.1. It is not recommended to use diverse versions simultaneously, as they were obtained from different algorithms.

For further information on the characteristics and variables of the dataset, please refer to the Product User Guide.

Please provide this information before downloading the product, to keep you up to date with new releases, and for statistical purposes