GFMC: Forest Fires in the Russian Federation

Forest Fires  in the Russian Federation  

23 August 2010


Situation with forest fires on the territory of the Russian Federation according to the information received at 06:00 Moscow time 20 August 2010
Situation according to the information received at 06:00 Moscow time 20 August 2010

139 islands of fires appeared during the day. 164 islands of fire were put out. 288 islands of fire continue to be active on the total area of 9033.33 ha. (Yesterday there were 313 islands of fire on the total are of 11 227 ha). 154 of them were localized on the area of 3487.65 ha. There are 19 big islands of fire on the area of 4464.9 ha, including 19 islands of peat fires.

In total 28 532 islands of natural fires appeared on the territory of the Russian Federation since the beginning of the fire hazardous period 2010 on the total area of 886 126.96 ha, including 1 146 peat fires on the total area of 2121.16 ha.

166 120 people and 26 572 items of equipment (68 aircrafts), including 129 171 people and 19 341 items of equipment (24 aircrafts) EMERCOM of Russia were engaged in the fire extinguishing operation.

123 people and 4 items of equipment were engaged in the fire extinguishing operation from the foreign states. Source: Government of the Russian Federation

 

 

Note: Both, data and fire situation reports of Avialesookhrana from the National Forest Fire Centre of Russia as well as from Fire Laboratory of theSukachev Institute of Forest, Krasnoyarsk are temporarily not available due to correction of satellite algorithms.

 

 

Fire danger map for 23 August:


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 (23 August 2010 09:00 GMT) 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

 

Latest maps maps showing fire activities of  22 August 2010 (selection):

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

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Overview

Latest maps maps showing fire activities of  22 August 2010 (selection):

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

 

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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