Articles | Volume 15, issue 21
Methods for assessment of models
11 Nov 2022
Methods for assessment of models |  | 11 Nov 2022

Introducing the VIIRS-based Fire Emission Inventory version 0 (VFEIv0)

Gonzalo A. Ferrada, Meng Zhou, Jun Wang, Alexei Lyapustin, Yujie Wang, Saulo R. Freitas, and Gregory R. Carmichael

Data sets

VIIRS-based Fire Emission Inventory (data) (Version v0) Gonzalo A. Ferrada

MCD19A2 MODIS/Terra+Aqua Land Aerosol Optical Depth Daily L2G Global 1km SIN Grid V006 A. Lyapustin and Y. Wang

MCD12C1 MODIS/Terra+Aqua Land Cover Type Yearly L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG V006 Mark Friedl and Damien Sulla-Menashe

A Description of the Advanced Research WRF Version 4 ( W. C. Skamarock, J. B. Klemp, J. Dudhia, D. O. Gill, Z. Liu, J. Berner, W. Wang, J. G. Powers, M. G. Duda, D. M. Barker, and X.-Y. Huang

Fire Influence on Regional to Global Environments and Air Quality (FIREX-AQ) NASA Langley Research Center

S-NPP Product Descriptions: VNP14IMG NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Short summary
The smoke from fires is composed of different compounds that interact with the atmosphere and can create poor air-quality episodes. Here, we present a new fire inventory based on satellite observations from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS). We named this inventory the VIIRS-based Fire Emission Inventory (VFEI). Advantages of VFEI are its high resolution (~500 m) and that it provides information for many species. VFEI is publicly available and has provided data since 2012.