Fires in Southern Russia

Fires in Southern Russia

30 April 2008

According to reports from Russia’s ITAR-TASS news service, rain and sleet in southern and eastern Russia on Sunday, 28 April, helped to quell many of the forest fires that had been raging in Amur Oblast’ throughout much of April. This image of southern Russia shows that on 27 April 2008, numerous fires (locations marked in red) were still burning in the Chitin Oblast’ (left-hand side of image), while thick smoke hung over a large area to the south and east. The large version of the image shows more of the Amur region to the east. The image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite.

27 April 2008

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(source: earth observatory)

See also following news reports from the media:

For more details on fire in the Russian Federation:

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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