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GOES Fire Detects from the Wildfire Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm (WF-ABBA)

The GOES ABBA is a contextual multi-spectral thresholding algorithm which utilizes dynamic local thresholds derived from the GOES satellite imagery and ancillary databases to locate fire pixels and provides estimates of the sub-pixel area and mean temperature of the fire(s). Developed by Dr. Elaine Prins, NESDIS/ORA at the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS), the algorithm is now run operationally by NESDIS/OSDPD. OSDPD produces and archives fire detects over N. America.
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    Distribution Formats
    • ArcIMS
    • Shapefile
    Distributor National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution (OSDPD), Satellite Services Division (SSD), Fire Detection Program
    Dataset Point of Contact Donna P. McNamara
    Fire Product Lead
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution (OSDPD), Satellite Services Division (SSD), Fire Detection Program
    301-763-8142
    SSDFireteam@noaa.gov
    Documentation links not available.
    Date(s)
    • publication: 2003-07-01
    Dataset Progress Status Under development
    Data Update Frequency: Continual
    Purpose: To detect fires
    Use Limitations
    • This server and data are not considered "operational." We do not guarantee availability or timely delivery of data and the server should not be used to support operational observation, forecasting, emergency, or disaster mitigation operations, either public or private.
    Originator(s)
    • NOAA > NESDIS > Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution > Satellite Services Division
    Publisher(s)
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • NOAA > NESDIS > Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution > Satellite Services Division
    Time Period: 2003-06-05 to Present
    Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
    N: 60
    S: 5
    E: -35
    W: -165
    Spatial Coverage Map:
    Theme keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE > Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Fire
    • EARTH SCIENCE > Human Dimensions > Environmental Impacts > Gas Flaring
    • EARTH SCIENCE > Radiance Or Imagery > Infrared Wavelengths > Infrared Imagery
    • EARTH SCIENCE > Radiance Or Imagery > Infrared Wavelengths > Reflected Infrared
    • EARTH SCIENCE > Radiance Or Imagery > Infrared Wavelengths > Thermal Infrared
    • Wildfire
    Data Center keywords
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Place keywords
    • North America
    Use Constraints
    • Use Constraints: None
    Access Constraints
    • Access Constraints: None
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    Lineage information for: repository
    Processing Steps
    • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
    Lineage information for: dataset
    Processing Steps
    • The SSD product is a reformatted version of the North American product available on the CIMSS website. The reformatting of the WF-ABBA product consists of removing the lowest probability fires (category 5), as validation at CIMSS has shown that many of the low possibility fires are not fires. The fields fire size and temperature have been removed as they are very rough estimates of the average instantaneous sub-pixel fire(s) size and temperature, and are not meant to be used for wildfire diagnosis.
    Source Datasets
    • GOES Fire Detects from the Wildfire Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm (WF-ABBA)
      • Description of Source: Source Contribution: Unknown Source Type: Electronic Mail System
    Last Modified: 2015-10-01
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