moreThe Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) delivers global MODIS-derived hotspots and fire locations. The active fire locations represent the center of a 1-kilometer pixel that is flagged by the MOD14/MYD14 Fire and Thermal Anomalies Algorithm as containing one or more fires within the pixel.The near real-time active fire locations are processed by the NASA Land and Atmosphere Near Real-Time Capability for EOS (LANCE) using the standard MODIS Fire and Thermal Anomalies product (MOD14/MYD14). Data older than the past 7 days can be obtained from the Archive Download Tool. The tool provides near real-time data and, as it becomes available and is replaced with the standard NASA (MCD14ML) fire product.More information on active fire data is available from the NASA FIRMS website.Citation:NASA FIRMS. “NASA Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS).” Accessed on [date].earthdata.nasa.gov/data/near-real-time-data/firms.Suggested citation for data as displayed on GFW:“NASA Active Fires.” NASA FIRMS. Accessed through Global Forest Watch on [date]. www.globalforestwatch.org.
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