NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Active Fires Environmental Data Record (EDR) from NDE

Metadata Updated: October 12, 2020

This dataset contains a high quality operational Environmental Data Record (EDR) that contains pinpoint locations of active fires (AF) as identified by an algorithm based on the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Fires and Thermal Anomalies Collection 6 product, but improved upon and adapted for use by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument onboard the Suomi-NPP satellite. The algorithm utilizes sensor data from the 4 micron and 11 micron spectral bands (M13 and M15) to deliver locations and fire radiative properties of active fires on the earth's surface. In addition, the improved NPP Data Exploitation (NDE) algorithm delivers an improved fire mask and fire radiative power retrievals (FRP). VIIRS infrared bands have a spatial resolution of 750 meters at nadir, and 375 meters at nadir for the imagery bands, as such, the sensor is sensitive enough to detect fires at sea which is an improvement over the previous Active Fires product produced by the Interface Data Processing Segment (IDPS). AF data obtained from the Comprehensive Large Array-Data Stewardship System (CLASS) are distributed as single 86-second granules in netCDF-4 format with metadata attributes included.

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Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date October 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date October 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) March 15, 2016 (publication)
Frequency Of Update continual

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Harvested from ncdc

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Active Fire locations overlayed with true color RGB imagery over Madagascar on October 19, 2008. (Credit - NASA's MODIS Rapid Response Team)

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date October 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date October 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) March 15, 2016 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Cite as: Csiszar, Ivan, Cheng, Zhaohui, Wolf, Walter, Giglio, Louis, Schroeder, Wilfrid, and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2016): NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer (VIIRS) Active Fires Environmental Data Record (EDR) from NDE. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5GH9G0T. [access date]., Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long 180.0
Bbox North Lat 90.0
Bbox South Lat -90.0
Bbox West Long -180.0
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update continual
Graphic Preview Description Active Fire locations overlayed with true color RGB imagery over Madagascar on October 19, 2008. (Credit - NASA's MODIS Rapid Response Team)
Graphic Preview File https://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/images/C00971_ActiveFiresNDE.png
Graphic Preview Type PNG
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C00971
Harvest Object Id 5a7af742-54c2-4fe8-861c-c99ce4103c90
Harvest Source Id e3e3e1d2-c4a0-460f-9b01-d39db73f16bd
Harvest Source Title ncdc
Licence For a complete description of use limitations for this EDR, see the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD).
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2016-03-15

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