Information system on vegetation fires IS4FIRES

Integrated System for vegetation fires IS4FIRES has been developed as a supplementary system to the FMI global-to-mesoscale Atmospheric Composition platform. The main goal of IS4FIRES is to provide retrospective, near-real-time and forecasted emission of atmospheric pollutants released by vegetation fires of various kinds. The system is based on satellite information on the energy release of active fires – the Fire Radiative Power products of MODIS and SEVIRI, with new dataflows coming from VIIRS, SLSTR, HIMAWARI, and GOES instruments. IS4FIRES also includes original plume-rise algorithm applied to individual fires. The system emission coefficients have been calibrated against in-situ and satellite observations using SILAM emission inversion capabilities.


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