GFMC: Forest Fires in the Russian Federation

Forest Fires  in the Russian Federation  

30 April 2004


GFMC analysis: According to the latest satellite-derived analysis the total area burned by 29 April 2004  in the Russian Federation is 594 162,1  hectares (ha).

Synoptic weather map for 30 April 2004 for the Russian Federation.

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 Source: Sukachev Institute for Forest, Krasnoyarsk

Fire danger map for 30 April 2004 for the Central Siberia.

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 Source: Sukachev Institute for Forest, Krasnoyarsk

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 shows fire activities in the Russian Federation.

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Latest (30 April 02:00 hrs) NOAA 12&14 AVHRR composite
The red squares indicate regions of active fires (MODIS Detection). 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)

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:
https://gfmc.online/fwf/eurasia1.htm

Example of the Eurasian Experimental Fire Weather Information System:
Latest map of the Experimental Fire Weather Index (FWI) for Russia and neighbouring countries

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 Kray used in the maps are designations of administrative regions. A map showing the boundaries of administrative regions and a legend is included below.

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Map legend

Administrative boundaries

Overview map showing large fire locations detected over the last 10 days

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Overview

Latest maps maps showing fire activities of  29 April 2004 (selection)

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Amurskaya Oblast Irkutskaya Oblast Khakasia republic

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Krasnoyarski Krai Kazakhstan Omskaya Oblast

More maps of other regions are available on request: info@gfmc.org

For more details on fire in the Russian Federation:

Kazakhstan

Update information on ongoing forest fires and summary of the 2004 fire season of the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan as of 30 April 2004

  • Number of forest fires since  the beginning of the year – 69

  • Total area burned in 2004 – 695 ha

  • Thereof wooded land  – 355 ha

Source: Mr. Nikolay I.Ezhov, Director of the Kazakh Base for Aerial Forest Fire Protection

Mr. Nikolay I. Eghov
Chief, Avialesookhrana of Kazakhstan
Gorkogo St. 259
Almaty
Kazakhstan, 480020

According to the Remote Sensing Laboratory of the Sukachev Institute for Forest in Krasnoyarsk (Russian Federation) the total land area affected by fire in Kazakhstan in the 2004 fire season is 341 994  ha.


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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