Global Fire Information Management System


The publications listed in this page are essential in describing the MODIS Active Fire and Burned Area products and explore their level of accuracy. Publications are grouped by major topic, active fire and burned area, and year of issue. Please click on the group to show or hide the list.

These lists are not exhaustive and you are very welcome to contact us if you would like to recommend other publications to be added.


Research on MODIS Fire Products

The publications listed below are based on research undertaken using MODIS fire products. The list was compiled to provide users with examples of how the data are being used as well as studies that provide accuracy assessments or validate the use of the MODIS active fire product.


Amraoui, M., DaCamara, C. and Pereira, J. 2010. Detection and monitoring of African vegetation fires using MSG-SEVIRI imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment 114 (5), 1038-1052. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2009.12.019

Dlamini, W. M. 2009. Characterization of the July 2007 Swaziland fire disaster using satellite remote sensing and GIS. Applied Geography 29 (3), 299-307. doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2008.10.007

Dlamini, W. M. 2010. A Bayesian belief network analysis of factors influencing wildfire occurrence in Swaziland. Environmental Modelling & Software 25 (2), 199-208. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2009.08.002

Eslami, E., Nishimura, A. and Paik Schoenberg, F. 2009. Impact of Weather Covariates on Wildfire in Tanjung Puting National Park. International Journal of Forestry. doi:10.1155/2009/270387

Giriraj, A., Babar, S., Jentsch, A., Sudhakar, S., and Murthy, M. S. R. 2010. Tracking Fires in India Using Advanced Along Track Scanning Radiometer (A)ATSR Data. Remote Sensing 2 (2), 591-610. doi:10.3390/rs2020591

Jaenicke, J., Wösten, H., Budiman, A., and Siegert, F. 2010. Planning hydrological restoration of peatlands in Indonesia to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 15 (3), 223-239. doi:10.1007/s11027-010-9214-5

Jarvis, A., Touval, J. L., Schmitz, M. C., Sotomayor, L., and Hyman, G. G. 2010. Assessment of threats to ecosystems in South America. Journal for Nature Conservation 18 (3), 180-188. doi:10.1016/j.jnc.2009.08.003

Takahata, C., Amin, R., Sarma, P., Banerjee, G., Oliver, W., and Fa, J. 2010. Remotely-Sensed Active Fire Data for Protected Area Management: Eight-Year Patterns in the Manas National Park, India. Environmental Management 45 (2), 414-423. doi:10.1007/s00267-009-9411-8