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

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

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 4 product, but improved upon and adapted for use by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer (VIIRS) instrument onboard the Suomi-NPP satellite. The product also contains quality information which provides support information on the quality of fire retrievals. The algorithm utilizes sensor data from the 4 micron and 11 micron spectral bands (M13 and M15), at a spatial resolution of 750 meters at nadir to deliver a list of fire pixels at a given location on Earth approximately every 12 hours. By default, IDPS VIIRS AF data obtained from the Comprehensive Large Array-Data Stewardship System (CLASS) are distributed as aggregated files of four 86-second granules in Hierarchical Data Format v.5 (HDF5) file format with metadata attributes included.

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Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) April 3, 2012 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Active Fire locations overlayed with true color RGB imagery over the Northern California bay area. Image courtesy of University of Maryland Active Fires Team.

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) April 3, 2012 (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, Schroeder, Wilfrid, Qiu, Shuang, and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2012). NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Active Fires Environmental Data Record (EDR) from IDPS. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [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 notPlanned
Graphic Preview Description Active Fire locations overlayed with true color RGB imagery over the Northern California bay area. Image courtesy of University of Maryland Active Fires Team.
Graphic Preview File https://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/images/C01401_VIIRS_AF_ARP_BrowseGraphic.png
Graphic Preview Type PNG
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C01401
Harvest Object Id 512e6d9a-ea97-42b1-ba7a-808e1c14f650
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence For a complete description of use limitations for this EDR, see the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD).
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress obsolete
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2012-04-03
Temporal Extent End 2017-06-28

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