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NASA Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS)

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitleNASA Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS)
CreatorNASA; University of Maryland
DescriptionFIRMS provides MODIS hotspot/fire products to natural resource managers around the world in easy to use formats. FIRMS is part of NASA Land, Atmosphere Near Real-Time Capability for EOS (LANCE <>). FIRMS has a number of components, including: (1) Web Fire Mapper - an interactive WebGIS system; (2) an email alert service whereby users are informed by email/text message when a hotspot/fire occurs in or near a specified area of interest; (3) data downloads for the latest hotspots/fires; (4) Archive download tool. FIRMS also provides yearly global animations of monthly hotspots/fire to show the spatial and temporal variation of the burning in different parts of the world. These images help provide an understanding of the global pattern of hotspots/fires. Each hotspot detection represents the center of a 1 km pixel flagged as containing one or more actively burning hotspots/fires within that pixel. The hotspots/fires are detected using data from the MODIS (or Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instrument, on board NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites.
Keywordsforest fires; fires; web services; map services; remote sensing
TypeCountry data, Information services, Maps
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 Published: April 1 2008 | Last updated: April 29 2016