GFMC: Forest Fires in the Russian Federation

Forest Fires  in the Russian Federation  

27 April 2007

Fires in South-Central Russia

Separated by a ridge of mountains, the Ob and Yenisey Rivers of south-central Russia flow northward toward the Arctic Ocean. On 24 April 2007, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of scores of fires burning in the area around these two rivers. Snow still blankets the peaks of the Altay Mountains in the south, but the lowlands are free of snow. These fires are probably agricultural fires that people have set to prepare land for the upcoming growing season.

24 April 2007

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

(source: Earth Observatory)

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 (27 April) 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)

Fire situation report of  the Aerial Forest Fire Protection Service of Russia (Avialesookhrana), 27 April 2007

According to the wildfire situation report of April 26, 2007 a total of 109 fires affected 1886 ha forested and 393 ha non forested lands, 62 fires of them were reported as new fires. In addition 52 fires occurred that were put out the same day they have started.

Through all of Russia 1468 people, 9 aircraft, 331 bulldozers, tractors and engines have been involved in fire fighting.

Since the beginning of the 2007 fire season a total of 1258 fires affected 11782 ha forested and 2212 ha non-forested lands of the Federal Forest Agency. (For comparison: Last year up to this date 856 fires have burnt 3423 ha forested and 1612 ha non-forested lands.)

Most fires have been reported in the following regions:

  • Chita – 28

  • Khakasiya – 19

  • Tuva – 14

  • Krasnojarsk – 8

  • Irkutsk – 12

  • Amurskaja obl – 7

Source: Aerial Forest Fire Protection Service of Russia (Avialesookhrana), prepared for GFMC by Nastya Rodenko

Latest MODIS image

26 April 2007

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

(source: MODIS)

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