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This resource is published by Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) from NASA as Near Real Time (NRT) active fire data. The data is collected from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS). The resource represents the fire hotspot with lat/lon coordinates along with information on fire pixel brightness temperature, and fire radiative power (frp). The data from MODIS is available from 2000 to 2021 and that from VIIRS is only available for 2012-2021 year range.


get_nasa_firms(years = 2012:2021, instrument = "VIIRS")



A numeric vector indicating the years for which to make the resource available.


A character vector specifying the data collection instrument.


A function that returns a character of file paths.


The data from the following instruments are available:

  • "MODIS"

  • "VIIRS"


NRT VIIRS 375 m Active Fire product VNP14IMGT distributed from NASA FIRMS. Available on-line doi:10.5067/FIRMS/VIIRS/VNP14IMGT_NRT.002.