NOAA GOES-R Series Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Level 2 Fire/Hot Spot Characterization (FDC)

ABI-L2-FDC

browse graphicExample of the Fire/Hot Spot Characterization product as derived by the GOES-R Fire/Hot Spot Characterization algorithm using simulated GOES-R ABI 3.9 µm data over Southern California at 1825 UTC on 23 October 2007.
The Fire (HSC) product contains four images, one in the form of a fire mask, and the other three with pixel values identifying fire temperature, fire area, and fire radiative power. Pixel values in the fire mask image identify a fire category and diagnostic information associated with algorithm execution. The six fire categories include: Good quality or temporally filtered good quality fire pixel; Saturated fire pixel or temporally filtered saturated fire pixel; Cloud contaminated or temporally filtered cloud contaminated fire pixel; High probability or temporally filtered high probability fire pixel; Medium probability or temporally filtered high probability fire pixel; Low probability or temporally filtered high probability fire. Temporally filtered fire pixels are those resulting from fire pixels that are in close proximity in both space and time. The product includes data quality information that provides an assessment of fire detection for on-earth pixels. The units of measure for the Fire (HSC) product quantities are for Mask: dimensionless; for Temperature: kelvin; for Area: square kilometers; for Radiative Power: megawatts. The Fire (HSC) product image is produced on the ABI fixed grid at 2 km resolution for Full Disk and CONUS coverage regions. Product data is produced under the following conditions: Existence of land; Geolocated source data to local zenith angles of 80 degrees, solar zenith angles between 10 and 180 degrees, and sunglint angles greater than 10 degrees.
  • Cite as: GOES-R Algorithm Working Group and GOES-R Program Office, (2018): NOAA GOES-R Series Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Level 2 Fire/Hot Spot Characterization (FDC). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5X065CR [access date].
Order Data
Distribution Formats
  • NetCDF (Version: 4)
Distributor Customer Engagement Branch
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Dataset Point of Contact Customer Engagement Branch
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Time Period 2017-05-24 to Present (time interval: 15-minute)
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 81.3282
S: -81.3282
E: 6.2995
W: -156.2995
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Processing Documents
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-03-30
Edition Provisional
Data Presentation Form Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency Continual
Purpose The Fire/Hot Spot Characterization product will make use of both visible and IR spectral bands to locate fires and retrieve sub-pixel fire characteristics. The product will greatly improve upon the currently available Fire Detection product by taking advantage of the higher spatial and temporal resolution which will be available with the GOES-R ABI. Forecasters will be able to use this product to monitor wildfires, and more importantly, rapid changes in individual fires. Forecasters will use this product as part of an arsenal of forecasting tools aimed at helping firefighting efforts.
Use Limitations
  • For a complete description of use limitations for this dataset, refer to the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD).
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: GOES-R Algorithm Working Group and GOES-R Program Office, (2018): NOAA GOES-R Series Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Level 2 Fire/Hot Spot Characterization (FDC). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5X065CR [access date].
Cited Authors
  • GOES-R Algorithm Working Group
  • GOES-R Series Program
Principal Investigators
  • GOES-R Algorithm Working Group
Resource Providers
  • GOES-R Series Program
Publishers
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Wildfires
  • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Fire Ecology > Fire Occurance
  • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Fire Ecology > Fire Dynamics
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Terrestrial - Fire Disturbance
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite and Product Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • GOES-16 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 16
  • GOES-17 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 17
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • ABI > Advanced Baseline Imager
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Geographic Region > Equatorial
  • Geographic Region > Mid-Latitude
  • Geographic Region > Northern Hemisphere
  • Geographic Region > Southern Hemisphere
  • Geographic Region > Western Hemisphere
  • Geographic Region > Tropics
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America
  • Continent > North America > Central America
  • Continent > South America
  • Ocean > Atlantic Ocean
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • GOES > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites
  • gov.noaa.class:GRABIPRD
Data Resolution keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Horizontal Data Resolution Keywords
  • 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Temporal Data Resolution Keywords
  • 1 minute - < 1 hour
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: GOES-R Algorithm Working Group and GOES-R Program Office, (2018): NOAA GOES-R Series Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Level 2 Fire/Hot Spot Characterization (FDC). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5X065CR [access date].
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Access Constraints
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Fees
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement These data were produced by the NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO) and are archived at the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite and Product Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Processing Steps
  • The Fire product is generated by the GOES-R ABI Land Fire ground processing algorithm. The Fire algorithm is a dynamic multispectral thresholding algorithm that uses the differences in sensitivity to high temperature subpixel anomalies of ABI bands 7 and 14, with central wavelengths of 3.9 and 11.2 um, respectively. The algorithm consists of a series of screening tests, threshold tests, and calculations that are applied to each pixel. Estimates of subpixel fire area, temperature, and power are computed based on a screening. Additionally, subsequent analysis can introduce additional fire pixels in the fire mask for which fire properties are not derived from the source ABI data. Pixels in the product images with out of range values are assigned the minimum or maximum value in the valid range. Reflectance for band 2 and brightness temperature for band 15 are used in cloud tests but are not required to detect fires. The algorithm maintains "time of last fire" intermediate data for each pixel that is used and updated for each execution of the algorithm.
  • 2017-05-24T00:00:00 - The GOES-16 ABI Fire/Hot Spot Characterization algorithm reached beta maturity.
  • 2018-03-16T00:00:00 - The GOES-16 ABI Fire/Hot Spot Characterization algorithm reached provisional maturity.
  • The GOES-16 ABI Fire/Hot Spot Characterization algorithm reached full validation maturity.
  • 2018-08-27T00:00:00 - The GOES-17 ABI Fire/Hot Spot Characterization algorithm reached beta maturity.
  • The GOES-17 ABI Fire/Hot Spot Characterization algorithm reached provisional maturity.
  • The GOES-17 ABI Fire/Hot Spot Characterization algorithm reached full validation maturity.
Processing Documents
Source Datasets
  • NOAA GOES-R Series Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Level 1b Radiances
    • Landing page for ABI-L1-RAD
      Source dataset landing page with general information and access links for the dataset.
    • Description of Source: Level 1b radiances
    • Temporal extent used: 2017-02-28 to Present
    • Spatial extent used: N:81.3282 S:-81.3282 E:6.2995 W:-156.2995
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.
Last Modified: 2019-06-13
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