New estimates of greenhouse gas emissions from biomass burning and peat fires using MODIS. Collection 6 burned areas
The paper presents updates in the estimates of GHG emissions in FAOSTAT using data from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) known as MCD64A1, Collection 6. The previous FAOSTAT estimates had used as input the Global Fire Emission Database v.4 (GFED4) burned area product, based on older MODIS Collection 5.1 burned area product. In line with differences between the input data used, the new FAOSTAT estimates indicate roughly 30% higher fire emissions globally than previously published.