Collection 6 MCD64A1 Burned Area Product Available from the LP DAACFeb, 6th - 2017
The MCD64A1 global burned area product is now available for download from the LP DAAC as part of the MODIS land product suite.
Collection 6 MCD64A1 Burned Area Product ReleaseJan, 30th - 2017
The MODIS Collection 6 MCD64A1 global burned area product is now available in HDF, GeoTIFF, and Shapefile formats from the MODIS Fire FTP server. Collection 6 files are located in the Collection6/(HDF,TIFF,SHP) directories. Collections 5.1 and 5 (MCD45A1) are still available in the Collection51/(HDF,TIFF) and Collection5/(HDF,TIFF) directories, respectively. The Collection 5.1 MCD45A1 product will be deprecated in early 2017. Users should not combine Collections 6 and 5.1 (or 5) in any time-series analysis.
The HDF version of the product is also available from the fuoco FTP server. See the Collection 6 MODIS Burned Area Product User's Guide for details.Collection 6 Global Burned Area Product (MCD64A1) Improvements over the previous Collection 5.1 (MCD45A1) Product:
- General improvement (reduced omission error) in burned area detection.
- Significantly better detection of small burns.
- Modest reduction in burn-date temporal uncertainty.
- Significant reduction in the occurrence of unclassified grid cells.
- Expanded per-pixel quality assurance (QA) product layer.
- Burn date layer now uniquely flags missing-data versus water grid cells.