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Volume 15, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 8831–8846, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-8831-2015
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Special issue: Monitoring atmospheric composition and climate, research in...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 8831–8846, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-8831-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 12 Aug 2015

Research article | 12 Aug 2015

New fire diurnal cycle characterizations to improve fire radiative energy assessments made from MODIS observations

N. Andela et al.

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The polar orbiting MODIS instruments provide four daily observations of the fire diurnal cycle, resulting in erroneous fire radiative energy (FRE) estimates. Using geostationary SEVIRI data, we explore the fire diurnal cycle and its drivers for Africa to develop a new method to estimate global FRE in near real-time using MODIS. The fire diurnal cycle varied with climate and vegetation type, and including information on the fire diurnal cycle in the model significantly improved the FRE estimates.
The polar orbiting MODIS instruments provide four daily observations of the fire diurnal cycle,...
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