MODIS Active Fire Detections for CONUS (2013) - Through 01/01/2013 2300 MST

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USDA Forest Service, Remote Sensing Applications Center
Publication_Date: 20140101
Title:
MODIS Active Fire Detections for the CONUS (2013) - Through 01/01/2013 2300 MST
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Salt Lake City
Online_Linkage:
<http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us/data/fireptdata/modis_fire_2013_365_conus.e00.gz>
<http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us/data/fireptdata/modis_fire_2013_365_conus_shapefile.zip>
Description:
Abstract:
This coverage represents year 2013 MODIS fire detections for the geographic area covering the continental United States including a 50km buffer around the periphery. The detections are obtained using both TERRA MODIS and AQUA MODIS data are collected and processed as a cooperative effort between the USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center, NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center and the University of Maryland.
Purpose:
These fire detection data are collected for the USDA Forest Service MODIS Active Fire Mapping Program (http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us). These data are intended to provide a synoptic view of active fires for the past and present over the specified time period. These data are collected at a spatial resolution of 1 kilometer and therefore are only intended for geographic display and analysis at the national and regional levels. No responsibility is assumed by the USDA Forest Service in the use of these data.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20130101
Ending_Date: 20140101
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Daily
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.955
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -67.409
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.45500000094
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.16300000074
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Fire
Theme_Keyword: Detection
Theme_Keyword: Wildfire
Theme_Keyword: MODIS
Theme_Keyword: Satellite
Theme_Keyword: Rapid Response
Theme_Keyword: TERRA
Theme_Keyword: AQUA
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: CONUS
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Stratum_Keyword: Fire
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: None
Access_Constraints: None.
Use_Constraints:
These data are updated daily throughout the year, therefore it is recommended that users reacquire the data from the USDA Forest Service as necessary. The dataset is current through the Julian date and time stamp specified. For example, modis_fire_2013_101.e00.gz means that the data set is current through day 101 of the year 2013 (April 11, 2013). Acknowledgement of the USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center would be appreciated in products derived from these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: USDA Forest Service, Remote Sensing Applications Center
Contact_Position: Operations Program Leader
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2222 W. 2300 S.
City: Salt Lake City
State_or_Province: Utah
Postal_Code: 84119
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 801-975-3750
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 801-975-3478
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: None
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: None
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Arc/INFO v. 8.2

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Point attributes are derived from the MODLand Rapid Response algorithm and are subject to caveats and known problems documented in the MOD14 Fire Products Users Guide (<http://modis-fire.umd.edu/>)
Logical_Consistency_Report:
TERRA and AQUA MODIS provide complete coverage of the mid to higher latitudes four times daily. TERRA MODIS acquires data twice daily crossing the equator on an ascending node at 10:30 AM (local time) and also on a descending node at 10:30 PM. AQUA MODIS also acquires data twice daily crossing the equator on an ascending node at 1:30 PM (local time) and also on a descending node at 1:30 AM. MODIS data are acquired for the majority of the United States and southern Canada in near real time at the USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Application Center (RSAC) in Salt Lake City. MODIS data for the eastern United States, Alaska, Hawaii and the rest of Canada are acquired near real-time from other selected MODIS ground stations and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) MODIS Rapid Response System. MODIS data are processed within minutes of acquisition at RSAC, other MODIS ground stations and GSFC to extract active fire locations.
Completeness_Report:
The fire detections are discerned using the 1 kilometer thermal bands of MODIS. Fire locations are extracted from daily MODIS data by the MODLand Rapid Response System using the algorithm described by the MOD14 Users Guide (<http://modis-fire.umd.edu/>). Detections are provided as the centroids of the 1 kilometer pixels and compiled into daily Arc/INFO point coverages. Identification of a MODIS pixel as "fire" does not necessarily mean that the entire area represented by the pixel is on fire. The identification of a fire can be the result of a hot fire in a relatively small area or a cooler fire over a larger area. At this time, there is no way to discriminate between these two possibilities.

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.

Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Fire detection points represent the centroid of the 1 kilometer cell for a fire detection. Points are accurate to +/- 50 meters.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Type_of_Source_Media: computer program
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20130101
Ending_Date: 20140101
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Contribution:
MODIS active fire detections derived from MODLand Rapid Response used for USDA Forest Service MODIS Active Fire Mapping
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Original MODIS fire detections were created through the following steps:

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).


Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 184425
SDTS_Terms_Description:

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: MODIS_FIRE_2013_365_CONUS.PAT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA
Attribute_Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Area is always zero for point coverages. Values are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERIMETER
Attribute_Definition: Perimeter of feature in internal units.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Perimeter is always zero for point coverages. Values are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MODIS_FIRE_2013_365_CONUS#
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MODIS_FIRE_2013_365_CONUS-ID
Attribute_Definition: User-defined feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LAT
Attribute_Definition: Latitude of fire detection
Attribute_Definition_Source: USDA Forest Service
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 42.0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 75.0
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal Degrees (WGS84)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONG
Attribute_Definition: Longitude of fire detection
Attribute_Definition_Source: USDA Forest Service
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -142.0
Range_Domain_Maximum: -50.0
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal Degrees (WGS84)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATE
Attribute_Definition: Date of fire detection
Attribute_Definition_Source: USDA Forest Service
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1/1/2013
Range_Domain_Maximum: 01/01/2013 2300 MST
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Calendar Date
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: JULIAN
Attribute_Definition: Julian date of fire detection
Attribute_Definition_Source: USDA Forest Service
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 365
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Julian Date
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GMT
Attribute_Definition: Time of fire detection
Attribute_Definition_Source: USDA Forest Service
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0000
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2400
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Greenwich Mean Time or Universal Time Coordinated
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TEMP
Attribute_Definition: Measured brightness temperature
Attribute_Definition_Source: USDA Forest Service
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Degrees Kelvin
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SPIX
Attribute_Definition: X dimension or cross track dimension of the MODIS pixel
Attribute_Definition_Source: USDA Forest Service
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Kilometers
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TPIX
Attribute_Definition: Y dimension or along track dimension of the MODIS pixel
Attribute_Definition_Source: USDA Forest Service
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Kilometers
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SRC
Attribute_Definition: Station source of MODIS data and detection
Attribute_Definition_Source: USDA Forest Service
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: gsfc
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center MODIS Rapid Response System
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: rsac
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Application Center
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ssec
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: University of Wisconsin Space Science Engineering Center
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: uaf
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: University of Alaska-Fairbanks
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SAT_SRC
Attribute_Definition: Satellite source of MODIS data and detection
Attribute_Definition_Source: USDA Forest Service
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: T
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: TERRA MODIS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: A
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: AQUA MODIS

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2222 W. 2300 S.
City: Salt Lake City
State_or_Province: Utah
Postal_Code: 84119
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 801-975-3750
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 801-975-3478
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Although these data have been used by the USDA Forest Service, the USDA Forest Service shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. These data are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The information contained in these data is dynamic and is updated daily throughout the current year.

It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and consistent within the limitations of geospatial data in general and these data in particular. Using the data for other than their intended purpose may yield inaccurate or misleading results. The USDA Forest Service gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from the USDA Forest Service server and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the USDA Forest Service, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the utility of the data on another system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data.

The USDA Forest Service reserves the right to correct, update or modify this data and related materials without notification.

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