Fire Inventory from NCAR version 2 Fire Emission

The Fire INventory from NCAR (FINN) provides daily global fire emissions at high spatial resolution. The FINN model uses satellite detection of active fires (thermal anomalies) and the land cover type to determine the emission estimates. The emission estimates are based on two uses of satellite observations: (1) MODIS fire detection, (2) Both MODIS and VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) active fire detection.

Global daily emission estimates of key gases and aerosols as well as the speciation of the total VOC emissions for three common chemical mechanisms (MOZART-T1, SAPRC99 and GEOS-Chem) are included. Results are available in yearly files at 0.1 by 0.1 degree resolution, or in yearly text files of fire spots at 1 km resolution.

The variables listed below are only partial of the variables in this dataset. For the complete list of variables, see detailed metadata []

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Questions? Email Resource Support Contact:

  • Chi-Fan Shih
    UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2002-01-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2021-12-31T00:00:00Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2002-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2021-12-31T00:00:00Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat N/A
Bounding Box South Lat N/A
Bounding Box West Long N/A
Bounding Box East Long N/A
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Related Resource #1 : The FINN project site

Related Resource #2 : The FINN Data Download Site including previous versions

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format NetCDF4 (Binary)
Standardized Resource Format NetCDF
Asset Size 0.00 MB
Legal Constraints

Use of this dataset is subject to UCAR's Terms of Use, except that commercial use is generally not prohibited.

Access Constraints Registration on the RDA web site is a requirement for access to the data.
Software Implementation Language N/A

Resource Support Name Chi-Fan Shih
Resource Support Email
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive
Distributor NCAR Research Data Archive
Metadata Contact Name N/A
Metadata Contact Email
Metadata Contact Organization NCAR Research Data Archive

Author Wiedinmyer, Christine
Emmons, Louisa
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 2022-10-10
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier ds312.9
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress onGoing
Metadata Date 2024-05-19T15:05:02-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds312.9
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Wiedinmyer, Christine, Emmons, Louisa. (2022). Fire Inventory from NCAR version 2 Fire Emission. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. Accessed 18 June 2024.

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