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The FIRMS MODIS Archive Download tool provides Collection 5 (not the most up to date Collection 6)
Near Real-Time data and, as it becomes available, it is replaced with data extracted from the
MCD14ML fire product produced at the
MODIS Fire Science Computing Facility (SCF).
When your data request is ready, MODIS NRT data and the standard MCD14ML will be split in to two
files to ensure users clearly distinguish between the 2 data sources. For more information visit FAQ
"What is the difference between
NRT MODIS fire data sourced from LANCE FIRMS and the standard (MCD14ML) data from University of
Please note: The MODIS data is available from from November 2000 (for Terra) and from July 2002 (for Aqua) to the present.
All files produced include the geographic coordinates of pixels flagged as containing one or more fires, the time and date of data satellite acquisition, fire radiative power, confidence, along with other attributes. See the "Attribute fields for near real-time MODIS fire data distributed by FIRMS".