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  • The ESA Fire Climate Change Initiative (CCI) dataset consists of maps of global burned areas for years 2006 to 2008, developed from satellite observations. The products are distributed as 6 continental tiles and are based upon thermal information from MODIS active fires product and spectral information from the Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS), on board the ENVISAT ESA satellite. The Pixel product includes maps in raster format, at 300m resolution. Burned area (BA) information is included in 3 layers: date of BA detection, the land cover of the burned pixel and the confidence level, a probability value estimating the confidence that a pixel is actually burned. All files are in standard zip compression format, each yearly compressed file holding a set of monthly compressed files. Files are in Geotiff format using a geographic coordinate system based on the World Geodetic System (WGS84) reference ellipsoid and using Plate Carree projection with geographical coordinates of equal pixel size. For further information on the product and its format see the Fire CCI product user guide in linked documentation.