GFED: Global Fire Emissions Database

The Global Fire Emissions Database (GFED)  "combines satellite information on fire activity and vegetation productivity to estimate gridded monthly burned area and fire emissions, as well as scalars that can be used to calculate higher temporal resolution emissions."

Key Strengths:

  • Gridded "high resolution"

Years of Record

1997/01 to 2015/12
temporal metadataID:

Formats

Timestep

Daily | Monthly | Annual

Data Time Period Extended?

yes, data set is extended

Domain

Spatial Resolution

720x1440, 0.25

Missing Data Flag

spatially complete

Vertical Levels

Input Data

satellite

Earth system components and main variables

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Key Figures

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Cite this page

National Center for Atmospheric Research Staff (Eds). Last modified 21 Feb 2017. "The Climate Data Guide: GFED: Global Fire Emissions Database." Retrieved from https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/gfed-global-fire-emissions-database.

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