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Area
Source
Date
* empty if getting most recent data
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SOURCE:
  • MODIS_NRT (MODIS Near Real-Time, Real-Time and Ultra Real-Time *)
  • MODIS_SP (MODIS Standard Processing)
  • VIIRS_NOAA20_NRT (VIIRS NOAA-20 Near Real-Time, Real-Time and Ultra Real-Time *)
  • VIIRS_SNPP_NRT (VIIRS Suomi-NPP Near Real-Time, Real-Time and Ultra Real-Time *)
  • VIIRS_SNPP_SP (VIIRS Suomi-NPP Standard Processing)
* RT and URT data are removed when corresponding NRT detections are processed or RT/URT is older than 6 hours.

NASA EOSDIS defines Real-Time as data that is made available within 60 minutes of satellite overpass. URT is much quicker than that. FIRMS makes URT data available in less than 60 seconds of satellite fly over for much of the US and Canada
Learn more about Ultra Real-Time data.

AREA_COORDINATES:
  • west,south,east,north - ex. (South America): -85,-57,-32,14
  • world - [-180,-90,180,90]
Maximum boundary: -180, -90, 180, 90

DAY_RANGE:
  • 1 .. 10 - number of days to query at one time
DATE:
  • YYYY-MM-DD - [Optional] If not provided it will return the most recent data
  • /api/data_availability/ - check for product date availability
Map Key
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