Fire severity - MODIS

Cover of Fire Severity product

Fire severity describes the immediate impact of fire on vegetation. The MODIS Fire severity product provides two classes – non-severe and severe. Non-severe fires only impacted the understorey while severe fires have impacted the tree canopy as well.

  • KEYWORDS:
    MODIS, fire, burnt area, severity
  • DATA LICENCE
    & ACCESS RIGHTS:
    CC-BY 4.0
  • SPATIAL COVERAGE
    & RESOLUTION:
    0.0025 deg (250 m) resolution, North Australia
  • TEMPORAL COVERAGE & RESOLUTION:
    1 month composite; 2002 to ongoing
  • PRODUCTION STATUS:
    Updated quarterly

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