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Predicting forest fires for a project

by dcheung » Wed May 03, 2023 10:08 pm America/New_York

Hi everyone,

I am new to this platform so I don't know if this is the correct place to ask such a question. I am writing my bachelor thesis on predicting forest fires and the information available is so abundant that it's easy to get lost. I am familiar with data science and machine learning however, I am unfamiliar with spatial data so far. I was wondering if there is any data available in csv that shows lat and lon (probably some grid of 500m by 500m) and if there was a forest fire within that grid. My goal is to add more data to that csv that has relevant factors such as temperature, precipitation, etc. From there I can do some ML but I am stuck at the data retrieval phase.

Any input is appreciated!

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Re: Predicting forest fires for a project

by GES DISC - jimacker » Wed May 03, 2023 10:57 pm America/New_York

Here are some suggestions for you.

You may wish to examine the methodology used here:
https://data.giss.nasa.gov/impacts/gfwed/

Here are some dataset suggestions.

https://www.globalfiredata.org/fireatlas.html

https://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/dataprod/mod14.php

This search result provides many of the datasets that specifically detect thermal anomalies related to fires.
https://search.earthdata.nasa.gov/search?q=thermal%20anomalies

Note that data stored as CSV can be a large data volume, and it is not uncommon to find data in different formats that can be converted to CSV.

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Re: Predicting forest fires for a project

by dcheung » Sat May 06, 2023 7:01 am America/New_York

Okay, thanks!

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Re: Predicting forest fires for a project

by destinyhurst » Sun May 21, 2023 12:29 am America/New_York

GES DISC - jimacker wrote:
> Here are some suggestions for you.
>
> You may wish to examine the methodology used here:
> [url]https://data.giss.nasa.gov/impacts/gfwed/[/url]
>
> Here are some dataset suggestions.
>
> [url]https://www.globalfiredata.org/fireatlas.html[/url]
>
> [url]https://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/dataprod/mod14.php[/url]
>
> This search result provides many of the datasets that specifically detect
> thermal anomalies related to fires.
> [url]https://search.earthdata.nasa.gov/search?q=thermal%20anomalies[/url]
>
> Note that data stored as CSV can be a large data volume, and it is not
> uncommon to find data in different formats that can be converted to CSV.

Hello,
I want to use the globalfiredata dataset, is that a reliable dataset? I just want to make sure that somebody didn't just make up a bunch of data. ok thank you.
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Re: Predicting forest fires for a project

by GES DISC - jimacker » Mon May 22, 2023 2:41 pm America/New_York

We do not archive that particular dataset, but it is based on MODIS data (NASA satellite instruments) and is produced under NASA funding. So it is very likely a reliable dataset. You can learn more about it on their introductory Web page, https://www.globalfiredata.org/. One of the leaders of this dataset development, Dr. Randerson, is a noted researcher on the role of fires in the Earth climate system. Personally, I have been aware of his name and research efforts for several years.

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