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 4 October 2001 shows fire activities in the Russian Federation.
NOAA 12 & 14 AVHRR composite of 4 October 2001, 02:07 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 Russia 30 Sept. 2001 a total of 41 fires affected 3,413 ha forested and 1,382 ha non-forested areas. Since the beginning of the 2001 fire season a total of 18,392 fires affected 344,681 ha forested and 251,552 ha non-forested land. Highest fire activities on 30 Sept. occurred in Khabarovski krai 18 fires, burning 520 ha , and Primorski krai – 12 fires, burning 2,792 ha.
SOURCE: A.Eritsov, Science and Technology Department of Avialesookhrana )
Eurasian Experimental Fire Weather Information System
The system has been developed by forest fire researchers from Canada, Russia and Germany is displayed on this website starting 18 July 2001. Complete information and a set of daily fire weather and fire behaviour potential maps covering Eurasia (the Baltic Region, Eastern Europe, countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Mongolia) can be accessed at: http://www.uni-freiburg.de/fireglobe/fwf/eurasia.htm
Figure 1. Example of the Eurasian Experimental Fire Weather Information System:
The Experimental Fire Weather Index (FWI) for Russia and neighbouring countries,1 October 2001.
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. A map showing the boundaries ofadministrative regions and a legend is included below.
3 October 2001:
Overview map showing large fire locations covering the10-days period 23 September to 3 October 2001:
Amurskaia Oblast Khabarovsk Krai
Khabarovsk Krai Khabarovsk Krai
Operational Significant Event Imagery (OSEI)
The following significant events were identified by Satellite Analysis Branch meteorologists and reviewed by the OSEI support team of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):
NESDIS/OSEI NOAA-12 POES AVHRR LAC satellite image, 2 October 2001.
Heat signatures (red) and smoke (light blue haze) are visible from fires
burning in eastern Russia. Blazes are threatening the town of
Khabarovsk, which has had to shut down its airport. In total the fires
have reportedly covered some 40,000 hectares.
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.