GFMC: Forest Fires in the Russian Federation, 22 June 2001

Forest Fires in the Russian Federation

22  June 2001


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.
The NOAA AVHRR satellite image composite of 22 June 2001 shows fire activities in the Russian Federation.

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NOAA 12 & 14 AVHRR composite of 22 June 2001, 02:28 GMT.
The red squares indicate regions of active fires. For details the GFMC readers are encouraged to
use the hyperlinks provided by Avialesookhrana, the Aerial Forest Fire Protection Service of the
Federal Forest service of Russia. (Source: Avialesookhrana cloudiness maps)

According to the situation report of the Ministry of Natural Resources of 21 June 2001 a total of 265 fires affected 3,691 ha forested and 1057 ha non-forested areas. Since the beginning of the 2001 fire season a total of 9,843 fires affected 158,205 ha forested and 69,869 ha non-forested land. Highest fire activities on 21 June occurred in Iakuteia, Burjateia, Chita, Irkutsk and Khabarovsk. Each of those has 4-5 large fires. The largest fire occurred in Iakuteia – 2500 ha

(SOURCE: Yevgheny Shuktomov, Aerial Forest Fire Protection ServiceAvialesookhrana )

Currently there are no daily fire occurrence and fire danger maps available which are usually provided by the Fire Laboratory of the Sukachev Institute of Forest, Krasnoyarsk. The last update of fire maps has been displayed in the GFMC daily update on 11 June 2001.

For more background information on the Russian Federation see: Recent Media Highlights on Fire, Policies, and Politics

For more details on fire in the Russian Federation, Mongolia and China: 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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