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 11 July 2001 shows fire activities in the Russian Federation.
NOAA 12 & 14 AVHRR composite of 11 July 2001, 01:46 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 1 July 2001 a total of 100 fires affected 2,223 ha forested and 100 ha non-forested areas. Since the beginning of the 2001 fire season a total of 10708 fires affected 180,721 ha forested and 80,966 ha non-forested land. Highest fire activities on 1 July occurred in Iakuteia (18 fires), Chita -14, Altay 13. There were 7 large fires in Chita region (the largest is 1,750 ha), but the most of them is contained. 5 large fires were going on in Iakuteia. The largest is 1100 ha.
However it is too quiet with fires up to this time of fire season in Russia.
(SOURCE: Yevgheny Shuktomov, Aerial Forest Fire Protection ServiceAvialesookhrana )
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.