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SCAR-B Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm (ABBA) Fire Product
Entry ID: IGBP-DIS_FIRE_SCAR-B


Summary
Abstract: The Fire Product: SCAR-B Automated Biomass Burining Algorithm (ABBA)
Fire Product was part of the International Geosphere-Biosphere
Programme Data and Information System (IGBP-DIS) Regional Satellite
Fire Data Compilation CD-ROM.

The 1995 Smoke Cloud and Radiation Experiment in Brazil (SCAR-B) was
an international collaborative field program to study the radiative
and climate forcing issues associated with aerosols produced by
biomass burning activities. In support of SCAR-B, the Cooperative
Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison produced diurnal GOES-8 derived fire
products in near-real-time with an initial version of the GOES-8
Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm (ABBA)
(Version 1.0) for each day of the field program (15 August-15
September 1995). Diurnal fire products were produced at 1145, 1445,
1745, and 2045 UTC coinciding with peak burning hours. The SCAR-B
GOES-8 diurnal data set has been reprocessed with an updated version
of the GOES-8 ABBA (Version 4.5), and data included here come out of
this reprocessing. The SCAR-B GOES-8 ABBA fire product study region
extends from 75W to 35W and from 0S to 40S.

The data set consists of ASCII files and corresponding GIF files.
Each ASCII file consists of information for active fires identified in
GOES-8 multispectral imagery by the GOES-8 Automated Biomass Burning
Algorithm at a specific time period. Information for a given fire
pixel includes fire pixel location (longitude/latitude); estimated
fire size (km2) and average fire temperature (K); fire pixel ecosystem
type; and fire pixel flag (ranging from 0 to 2). The ecosystem type is
based on the Olson World Ecosystems database (Version 1.4D, Olson,
1992). GIF files are graphical depictions of the fire product
contained in the ASCII files. Each GIF file displays the diurnal
GOES-8 ABBA fire product for the study region on a given date. The
display consists of four panels showing the locations of GOES-8 ABBA
derived fire pixels on a mercator projection at four time periods
(1145, 1445, 1745 and 2045 UTC).

Additional information on this data set can be found at:
"http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/burn/abba.html"

Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: Access to GOES-8 ABBA Fire Product archive


Link: View Related Information
Description: U. Wisconsin-Madison Biomass Burning Team ABBA web site

Geographic Coverage
 N: -0.0 S: -40.0  E: -35.0  W: -75.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: E.M. Prins, J.M. Feltz
Dataset Title: SCAR-B Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm (ABBA) Fire Product
Dataset Release Place: Madison, WI
Dataset Publisher: U. Wisconsin-Madison/CMISS
Version: Not provided
Data Presentation Form: ASCII, Images
Online Resource: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/burn/abba_archive.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-08-15
Stop Date: 1995-09-15


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > BRAZIL
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: daily


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE >FOREST FIRE SCIENCE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >BIOMASS BURNING    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >FIRE ECOLOGY >FIRE DYNAMICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >FIRE ECOLOGY >FIRE OCCURRENCE    [Definition]


Platform
GOES-8 >Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 8    [Information]


Project
GOFC >Global Observation of Forest Cover    [Information]
IGBP >International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme    [Information]
SCAR-B >Smoke, Clouds, and Radiation - Brazil    [Information]


Use Constraints
This version of the SCAR-B GOES-8 ABBA fire product data set is being
submitted for publication but has not yet been published. The external
user should contact E. Prins, the creator of the data set, to agree on
a co-author work.


Keywords
ABBA
IGBP
SCAR-B
wildfires


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ELAINE MAE PRINS
Phone: 608-263-6607
Fax: 608-262-5974
Email: elaine.prins at ssec.wisc.edu
Contact Address:
NOAA/NESDIS/ORA Advanced Satellite Products Teams (ASPT)
Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)
1225 West Dayton Street
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Space Science & Engineering Center
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: CD-ROM, online WWW
Distribution_Format: ASCII, GIF Images
Fees: None for online access


Personnel
JOLEEN M. FELTZ
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 608-263-3434
Fax: 608-262-5974
Email: joleen.feltz at ssec.wisc.edu
Contact Address:
NOAA/NESDIS/ORA Advanced Satellite Products Teams (ASPT)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Space Science & Engineering Center
Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)
1225 West Dayton Street
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA


GENE R. MAJOR
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov


ELAINE MAE PRINS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 608-263-6607
Fax: 608-262-5974
Email: elaine.prins at ssec.wisc.edu
Contact Address:
NOAA/NESDIS/ORA Advanced Satellite Products Teams (ASPT)
Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)
1225 West Dayton Street
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Space Science & Engineering Center
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-06-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-08



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