Terra Product Descriptions: MOD14
Last update: February 9 2015
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MODIS/Terra Thermal Anomalies/Fire 5-Min L2 Swath- 1km
The MODIS Near Real Time (NRT) Thermal Anomalies/Fire products are primarily derived from MODIS 4 and 11 micrometer radiances. The fire detection strategy is based on absolute detection of a fire when the fire strength is sufficient to detect and on detection relative to its background to account for variability of the surface temperature and reflection by sunlight. Numerous tests are employed to reject typical false alarm sources like sun glint or an unmasked coastline.
MOD14 is level2 swath data provided daily at 1kilometer resolution. The Science Data Sets in this product include firemask algorithm quality radiative power and numerous layers describing fire pixel attributes.
The Terra MODIS instrument acquires data twice daily (10:30 AM and PM), as does the Aqua MODIS (1:30 PM and AM). These four daily MODIS fire observations serve to advance global monitoring of the fire process and its effects on ecosystems, the atmosphere, and climate.
288 file per day
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MODIS Land Science Team/MODIS Adaptive Processing System (MODAPS)