Fires in Mongolia

Fires inMongolia

26April 2006

GFMC analysis: According to the latest satellite-derived analysis provided by the Sukachev Institute  for Forest (Krasnoyarsk) the total area burned by 25 April  in Mongolia is 288 537 hectares (ha).

Large fires were detected by the Information and Computer Center (ICC) on 23 April 2006 on the base of satellite data (classification by the NOAA AVHRR). The following images show a time series of the developing fires burning in the foothills of the mountains that separate Russia (north) from Mongolia (south).

23 April 2006 24 April 2006 25 April 2006

(source: Information and Computer Center)

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of the fires (actively burning areas outlined in red) and their accompanying large burn scars (dark brown). The smoke is blowing southeastward. To the southeast, a burn scar more than 50 kilometers across darkens the light tan landscape.

23 April 2006
9:35 hrs UTC

(source: EarthObservatory)

The high-resolution image provided above has a spatialresolution of 250 meters per pixel.

Fire Occurrence Map of the Fire Laboratory of theSukachev Institute of Forest, Krasnoyarsk

25 April 2006

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