Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5353–5368, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5353-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5353–5368, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5353-2021

Data description paper 18 Nov 2021

Data description paper | 18 Nov 2021

Refined burned-area mapping protocol using Sentinel-2 data increases estimate of 2019 Indonesian burning

David L. A. Gaveau et al.

Data sets

2019 burned area map for Indonesia using Sentinel-2 data David Gaveau, Adrià Descal, Mohammad Salim, Douglas Sheil, and Sean Sloan https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4551243

Application to visualise pre- and post-fire composites, all three burned area products, and reference points with screenshots David Gaveau, Adrià Descal, Mohammad Salim, Douglas Sheil, and Sean Sloan https://thetreemap.users.earthengine.app/view/burn-area-validation-simplified

MCD64A1 MODIS/Terra+Aqua Burned Area Monthly L3 Global 500m SIN Grid V006 (https://developers.google.com/earth-engine/datasets/catalog/MODIS_006_MCD64A1) L. Giglio, C. Justice, L. Boschetti, and D. Roy https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MCD64A1.006

Google Earth Engine: Planetary-scale geospatial analysis for everyone Noel Gorelick, Matt Hancher, Mike Dixon, Simon Ilyushchenko, David Thau, and Rebecca Moore https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.06.031

Sentinel-2 MSI: MultiSpectral Instrument, Level-2A European Union/ESA/Copernicus https://developers.google.com/earth-engine/datasets/catalog/COPERNICUS_S2_SR

Model code and software

Code for generating annual pre- and post-fire Sentinel-2 composites over Indonesia Mohammad Agus Salim, Adrià Descals, and David Gaveau https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5646758

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Short summary
Severe burning struck Indonesia in 2019. Drawing on new satellite imagery, we present and validate new 2019 burned-area estimates for Indonesia. We show that > 3.11 million hectares (Mha) burned in 2019, double the official estimate from the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Our relatively more accurate estimates have important implications for carbon-emission calculations from forest and peatland fires in Indonesia.