The Aerial Forest Fire Protection Service Avialesookhrana of the Federal Forest Service of Russia reports the state of fire in the 2000 fire season to the GFMC. The latest report is from 19 May 2000:
Up to 18 May 2000 a total of 5,425 fires occurred in the forests under the control of the Federal Forest Service of Russia and burning a total of 306,717 ha of forest and 110,417 ha non forest areas (inside forest lands).
During the day of 17 May 2000 a total of 105 fires were burning and affected 6,900 ha forest and non forest land.
The regions with the highest fire activity were:
Buriateia, Chita and Irkutsk
There were 38 big fires (16 of them were contained the same day).
Selected fire occurrence maps are prepared daily by the Russian GFMC correspondent Dr. Anatoly Sukhinin, Fire Laboratory of the Sukachev Institute of Forest, Karsnoyarsk. The maps are produced on the base of satellite data (classification by the NOAA AVHRR). They show the fire locations (by latitude and longitude) and the area affected by fire (red signature, size in ha). The red arrow at each fire location points to the nearest populated place. Today, the following images are available for 22 May 2000:
22 May 2000:
Fig.1 Map legend
Fig.2 Amurskaia (Amur) Oblast Fig.3 Buryatia Republic
Fig.4 Chitinskaia (Chita) Oblast Fig.5 Chitinskaia (Chita) Oblast Fig.6 Chitinskaia (Chita) Oblast
Fig.7 Irkutskaia (Irkutsk) Oblast Fig.8 Irkutskaia (Irkutsk) Oblast Fig.9 Novosibirskaia (Novosibirsk) Oblast
Fig.10 Novosibirskaia (Novosibirsk) Oblast Fig.11 Tomskaia (Tomsk) Oblast Fig.12 Tuva Republic
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.