Dataset of major global forest fire disasters (2018.01-2019.06)

This data set contains 2018 global forest fire case data for the whole year and 2019, including the forest fire in California in November 2018, the forest fire in Attica, Greece in July 2018, and the forest fire in Shanxi Province in March 2019. Case data. Specific data include: fire intensity data of the monitoring range and data of vegetation index changes before and after the disaster. The data set is mainly used to describe the occurrence, development, impact and recovery of major global forest fire events in the first half of 2018-2019. The data mainly comes from NASA official website and EM-DAT database, it was processed by statistical and spatial analysis methods using EXCEL and ArcGIS tools. The data source is reliable, the processing method is scientific and rigorous, and it can be effectively applied to global (forest fire) disaster case analysis research.

Data file naming and use method

File naming: The NDVI data file name is "zzz-ddd.tif", where zzz represents the region and ddd represents the date. For example, "greece-20180712.tif" represents this tif file describing the Greek forest fire case area on July 12, 2018. NDVI value. The fire intensity data file name is "dNBR.tif", and "dNBR" refers to the "normalized combustion ratio index" method for calculating the fire intensity.
Data reading mode: All tif files in the data set can be opened directly by remote sensing image processing software (such as ArcMap).

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YANG Yuqing, GONG Adu, WU Jianjun, ZHOU Hongmin. Dataset of major global forest fire disasters (2018.01-2019.06). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2019. doi: 10.11888/Disas.tpdc.270203. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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Geographic coverage
Spatial coverage

East: 180.00

South: -90.00

West: -180.00

North: 90.00

  • Temporal resolution: Daily
  • Spatial resolution: km
  • File size: 1,146 MB
  • Browse count: 748 Times
  • Apply count: 17 Times
  • Share mode: online
  • Temporal coverage: 2018-01-01 To 2019-05-31
  • Updated time: 2019-09-02
Contact Information
: YANG Yuqing   GONG Adu   WU Jianjun   ZHOU Hongmin  

Distributor: National Tibetan Plateau Data Center


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