Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 3229–3246, 2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 3229–3246, 2020

Data description paper 08 Dec 2020

Data description paper | 08 Dec 2020

Development of a standard database of reference sites for validating global burned area products

Magí Franquesa et al.

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Short summary
The article presents a database of reference sites for the validation of burned area products. We have compiled 2661 reference files from different international projects. The paper describes the methods used to generate and standardize the data. The Burned Area Reference Data (BARD) is publicly available and will facilitate the arduous task of validating burned area algorithms.