GFIMS
Global Fire Information Management System

Citation Information

Online reference:

It is requested that all uses of data made available through this Web site contain an appropriate acknowledgement or credit. Acknowledgements in favour of FAO should be in the following forms:

NASA/Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2010. MODIS Hotspot / Active Fire Detections. Data set. MODIS Rapid Response Project, NASA/GSFC [producer], FAO of UN, Global Fire Information Management System [distributor]. www.fao.org/nr/gfims/en/

Reference for the GFIMS website and project:

Please include a bibliographic citation for the hotspot/fire data that you use in your publications. Such citations will enable others to find the data and see how they have been used.

Davies, D.K., Ilavajhala, S., Wong, M.M., and Justice, C.O. (2009). “Fire Information for Resource Management System: Archiving and Distributing MODIS Active Fire Data”. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 47 (1):72-79. doi:10.1109/TGRS.2008.2002076

Reference to describe the Web Fire Mapper website:

Justice, C.O., Giglio, L., Korontzi, S., Owens, J., Morisette, J.T., Roy, D., Descloitres, J., Alleaume, S., Petitcolin, F., and Kaufman, Y. (2002). The MODIS fire products. Remote Sensing of Environment 83, 244-262. doi:10.1016/S0034-4257(02)00076-7

Reference for a brief description of the algorithm used to produce the MODIS active fire detections:

Giglio, L., J. Descloitres, et al. (2003). "An Enhanced Contextual Fire Detection Algorithm for MODIS." Remote Sensing of Environment 87(2-3): 273-282. doi:10.1016/S0034-4257(03)00184-6

The following references describe the Collection 5 MCD45 MODIS Burned Area product and the algorithm used to procude it. They should be cited when using MCD45 data:

Roy, D.P, Boschetti, L., Justice, C.O. and Ju, J. 2008. The Collection 5 MODIS Burned Area Product - Global Evaluation by Comparison with the MODIS Active Fire Product. Remote Sensing of Environment 112, 3690-3707. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2008.05.013

Roy, D.P., Jin, Y., Lewis, P.E. and Justice, C.O. 2005. Prototyping a global algorithm for systematic fire-affected area mapping using MODIS time series data. Remote Sensing of Environment 97:137-162. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2005.04.007

Data reference:

NASA/Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2010. MODIS Hotspot / Active Fire Detections. Data set. MODIS Rapid Response Project, NASA/GSFC [producer], FAO of UN, Global Fire Information Management System [distributor]. www.fao.org/nr/gfims/en/

For Journal Reference:

Davies, D.K., Ilavajhala, S., Wong, M.M., and Justice, C.O. 2009. Fire Information for Resource Management System: Archiving and Distributing MODIS Active Fire Data. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 47 (1): 72-79.

Please notify us of your publications that use the MODIS hotspot / active fire data. We would like to get a copy of your reprint, but reprints are not available, we request a bibliographic citation to your work. Using this information, we can provide information to the user community on how the fire data have been used, and we can keep our product-related references current.