Knowledgebase: LANCE
FIRMS Email Alerts
Posted by Diane Davies, Last modified by Diane Davies on 20 April 2018 05:41 AM

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Re: questions about NRT alerts

The FIRMS email alerts can be sent in near real-time, daily or weekly, so if you want to find out about fires detected as soon as possible you should subscribe to a near real-time email alert.

The fire points are sent out in an email as soon as they are processed by LANCE. Alerts are sent only if a fire (or hotspot) was detected. Near real-time alerts are usually sent within 3 hours of satellite overpass for fires detected using MODIS, onboard Aqua and Terra, and within 4 hours for fires detected using data from VIIRS. The near real-time alerts are subscribed to and managed by the user just the same way as the daily and weekly detection summaries.

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