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The Global Imager on board the Advanced Earth Observation Satellite has 36 bands in the VIS, NIR, SWIR, MIR and TIR spectral regions which are useful for burned area mapping and active fire detection.

The Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite will be first flown aboard the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) and then on board the National Polar-orbiting Operational Satellite System (NPOESS). It will provide similar measurements to MODIS at higher resolution.

The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer provides high resolution VIS, NIR and SWIR data coincident with MODIS observations near the center of the swath. ASTER is a valuable tool for the validation of MODIS active fire products and burned area maps from various satellite systems.

The Thematic Mapper, which was replaced by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus, provide high resolution imagery for burned area mapping and for the validation of medium-resolution burned area products.

The VEGETATION instrument provides medium-resolution, global VIS and NIR, high-quality measurements that are useful for burned area mapping.

The Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer has 15 programmable channels to measure the reflected solar radiation in the VIS and NIR spectral region at 300 m resolution. Potential applications include burned area mapping.

The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Visible and Infrared Scanner provides medium resolution VIS, NIR, SWIR and IR measurements from a low inclination orbit. It can be used for the sampling of the burning activity in the tropical and sub-tropical regions at various local times.

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