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MODIS/Aqua Thermal Anomalies/Fire 5-Min L2 Swath 1km V006

The Aqua Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Thermal Anomalies and Fire MYD14 Version 6 product is produced daily in 5-minute temporal satellite increments (swaths). The MYD14 product is used to generate all of the higher level fire products, but can also be used to identify fires and other thermal anomalies, such as volcanoes. Each swath of data is approximately 2,030 kilometers along track (long), and 2,300 kilometers across track (wide). Improvements/Changes from Previous Versions * Refinements to internal cloud mask, which sometimes flags heavy smoke as clouds. * Fix for frequent false alarms occurring in the Amazon that are caused by small (~1 km²) clearings within forests. * Fix to correct a bug that causes incorrect assessment of cloud and water pixels adjacent to fire pixels near the scan edge. * Detects small fires using dynamic thresholding. * Processes ocean and coastline pixels to detect fire from oil rigs. * The Version 6 fire mask has the potential to detect fire over water pixels. Therefore, class 3 pixel values have been changed to be classified as “non-fire water pixels.”

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