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Forest Fires in Lower Mekong Countries

This dataset indicates the forest fires occurred within April 2020, which is a hottest month of the year. It includes 5 countries such as Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. The fire detection sensor is Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) . Only the high confident data was selected for this dataset.

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Dataset topic category
  • Drought
  • Fires
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Use limitations There are no known access and use constraints. For more information on data and imagery from LANCE FIRMS operated by the NASA/GSFC/Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) with funding provided by NASA/HQ.
Dataset reference date November 11, 2020
Temporal extent's start date April 1, 2020
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
West bounding coordinates 102.335998535156
East bounding coordinates 107.609001159668
South bounding coordinates 10.4479999542236
North bounding coordinates 14.6820001602173
Spatial Reference System WGS 84 (EPSG:4326) (CRS:84)
Positional Accuracy There are no know issues with accuracy
Logical Consistency There are no know issues with logical consistency.
Completeness Not all fires are detected. There are several reasons why VIIRS may not have detected a certain fire. The fire may have started and ended between satellite overpasses. The fire may have been too small or too cool to be detected in the 375-meter pixel. Cloud cover, heavy smoke, or tree canopy may completely obscure a fire. It is not recommended to use active fire locations to estimate burned area due to spatial and temporal sampling issues. When zoomed out, this data layer displays some degree of inaccuracy because the data points must be collapsed to be visible on a larger scale. Zoom in for greater detail.
Process Step It is the forest fire detected by MODIS Collection 6. The data was downloaded from Fire Information for Resource Management System. Only high confident forest fire (more than 90 degree) were extracted for making this dataset.
Lineage LANCE FIRMS operated by the NASA/GSFC/Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) with funding provided by NASA/HQ.
Responsible party NASA -
License unspecified
Copyright No
Version 1.0
Date uploaded September 30, 2016, 16:02 (UTC)
Date modified February 10, 2022, 04:50 (UTC)