Articles | Volume 15, issue 21
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-8085-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-8085-2022
Methods for assessment of models
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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

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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.