Avialesookhrana from the National Forest Fire Centre of Russia provides up-to-date NOAA images for the whole of the Russian Federation and neighbour territories. The Space Monitoring Information Support Laboratory provides extensive links to sites with satellite imagery for the Russian Federation, meteorological information as well as fire related images are accessible.
According to the situation report of the Ministry of Natural Resources of 7 June 2001 a total of 186 fires affected 1,011 ha forested and 62 ha non-forested areas. Since the beginning of the 2001 fire season a total of 8,169 fires affected 110,761 ha forested and 60,798 ha non-forested land. Highest fire activities on 7 June occurred in Irkutsk. There were 9 large fires in Irkutsk region (the largest is 1,055 ha). Two large fires burned in Altay Region (1,006 ha and 16,550 ha). The last fire started in the Altay State Preserve on 28 May 2001. On 3 June it had spread to 1,000 ha. Strong winds on 4 June blew up the fires which spread over 16,200 ha, of which 13,000 ha burned as crown fire. Yesterday the fire could not be observed due to low clouds and fire activity slowing down.
(SOURCE: Yevgheny Shuktomov, Aerial Forest Fire Protection ServiceAvialesookhrana )
Daily Fire Occurrence and Fire Danger Maps of the Fire Laboratory of the Sukachev Institute of Forest, Krasnoyarsk
Selected fire occurrence maps, satellite images and a forest fire danger map are prepared daily by the Russian GFMC correspondent Dr. Anatoly Sukhinin, Fire Laboratory of the Sukachev Institute of Forest, Krasnoyarsk, in collaboration with the Emergency Situation Monitoring and Forecasting Agency, Krasnoyarsk branch. 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. The terms Oblast or Krai used in the maps are designations of administrative regions. Updated fire danger maps are provided about two to three times per week.
Coverage map showing
11 June 2001:
Aginsko- Buryatski Autonomous Oblast Amurskaia Oblast Buryatia Republic
Chitinskaia Oblast Chitinskaia Oblast Chitinskaia Oblast
Chitinskaia Oblast Chitinskaia Oblast Khanty Mansisks
Khanty Mansisks Irkutskaia Oblast Irkutskaia Oblast
Krasnoyarski Krai Republic of Yakutia Yamalo-Nenetskiy Autonomous Oblast
Yamalo-Nenetskiy Autonomous Oblast Yamalo-Nenetskiy Autonomous Oblast
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.