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Mapping the Daily Progression of Large Wildland Fires Using MODIS Active Fire DataHigh temporal resolution information on burned area is a prerequisite for incorporating bottom-up estimates of wildland fire emissions in regional air transport models and for improving models of fire behavior. We used the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) active fire product (MO(Y)D14) as input to a kriging interpolation to derive continuous maps of the evolution of nine large wildland fires. For each fire, local input parameters for the kriging model were defined using variogram analysis. The accuracy of the kriging model was assessed using high resolution daily fire perimeter data available from the U.S. Forest Service. We also assessed the temporal reporting accuracy of the MODIS burned area products (MCD45A1 and MCD64A1). Averaged over the nine fires, the kriging method correctly mapped 73% of the pixels within the accuracy of a single day, compared to 33% for MCD45A1 and 53% for MCD64A1.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Veraverbeke, Sander (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Sedano, Fernando (California Univ. Irvine, CA, United States)
Hook, Simon J. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Randerson, James T. (California Univ. Irvine, CA, United States)
Jin, Yufang (California Univ. Irvine, CA, United States)
Rogers, Brendan (California Univ. Irvine, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
May 8, 2015
Publication Date
October 15, 2013
Subject Category
Earth Resources and Remote Sensing
Meeting Information
EARSeL Forest Fire Special Interest Group Workshop(Coombe Abbey)
Funding Number(s)
Distribution Limits
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)