This image, captured in 18 May 2014 by theModerate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard the Terra satellite, shows fires on Russia’s Irktusk region fanned by strong winds, by the North-West Baikal Lake. Massive plumes of smoke can be seen drifting North, and some pyrocumulus white clouds can be identified billowing over the gray smoke.
Source: NASA Earth Observatory (selected and interpreted by GFMC)
Recent Media Reports on Fires in the Russian Federation: Note: The hyperlinks on the left side of each news are password-protected (User ID and password to enter the GFMC database are available for partners of GFMC. To obtain the ID and password, please send your query to firstname.lastname@example.org). The links on the right side (in brackets) are leading to the original news source; sometimes these news are expiring rather swiftly – a reason for the establishment of the internal GFMC database):