Forest Fires in the Russian Federation: 4 May 2000

Forest Fires in the Russian Federation

4 May 2000

Starting with the forest fire season 2000 the GFMC expands its services in providing remote sensing data of forest fires in the Russian Federation.

Selected fire occurrence maps which are prepared daily by the Russian GFMC correspondent Dr. Anatoly Sukhinin, Fire Laboratory of the Sukachev Institute of Forest, Karsnoyarsk, are displayed.

Today, on 4 May 2000, main fire regions are in Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk and in the Republic of Buryatia.

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Fig.1. Fires burning Krasnoyarsk Krai near the city of Kansk (East of Krasnoyarsk). The size of individual fires is indicated at each fire location.

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Fig.2. Fires burning south of the city of Bratsk (Irkutsk Oblast).

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Fig.3.  Numerous fires are observed in the vicinity of the city of Soznovo Ozerskoe, Republic of Buryatia.

The GOES and NOAA/AVHRR satellite images of 2 May 2000 reflect the fire situation in Eastern Russia (Siberia).

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Fig.4. NESDIS/OSEI NOAA-14 AVHRR satellite image, 2 May 2000.
Numerous heat signatures (red) and smoke (light blue) are visible from the fires burning in Eastern Russia. Additional fires may be obscured by clouds.
(Source: NOAA/OSEI).

For details (enlargements, other scenes produced during the 1999 fire season) the GFMC readers are encouraged to click on the hyperlinks provided by the Avialesookhrana website. The Avialesookhrana homepage from the National Forest Fire Centre of Russia provides up-to-date NOAA images for the whole of the Russian Federation at

For more details on fire in the Russian Federation: See IFFN Country Notes.

Scientific details on fire in the Russian Federation are provided by the Fire Research Campaign Asia-North (FIRESCAN) report.

Bibliography on fire in ecosystems of boreal Eurasia:
One of the results of the first international fire science conference in the Russian Federation (1993) was the publication of a monograph on fire in boreal Eurasia, including some selected contributions on boreal North America. The literature cited in the monograph contains numerous publications which in many cases are not easily accessible. To facilitate literature search the bibliographical sources are provided by topic (chapter).

Goldammer, J.G. and V.V.Furyaev. 1996. Fire in Ecosystems of Boreal Eurasia. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 390 p.

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