Fires as small as 100 square meters burning at a temperature of 1500 degrees Farenheit may be detected by MODIS. However, cloud cover above the fire, or, the position of the fire on the terrain relative to the location of the MODIS sensor may preclude the ability for detection.
1) Processed raw output from MODLand Rapid Response Fire Detection algorithm and imported into daily Arc/INFO coverages.
2) Reprojected MODIS active fire detection coverages from WGS84 to NAD83 (Projected data from WGS84 to NAR_C - essentially NAD83).
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