Forest Fires in the Russian Federation  

29 April 2014


Fires and smoke in the Northern border of China and Southern border of Russia in the Far East of Asia. The upper picture was taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite on the 29 April 2014 at 02:15UTC, while the lower one was taken by MODIS on Aqua satellite at 04:05UTC. Long smoke plumes can be seen drifting North-East and under them large burn scars stain the land.
Source: NASA satellite image repository (selected and interpreted by GFMC)

 

In this image taken on the 29 April 2014 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite, large burn scars can be seen in the border of Northern China and Southern Russia (red squares). Large smoke plumes (red circles) blend with the clouds drifting North choking the land.
Source: NASA satellite image repository (selected and interpreted by GFMC)

 

Evolution on the fires on the Amur and Khabarovsk regions, on the 15 to 29 April 2014, black dots are burned areas, red dots are still active fires.
Source: Sukachev Institut for Forest, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

 

Evolution of the fires Khabarovsk region, on the 03, 15 and 29 April 2014, black dots are burned areas, red dots are still active fires.  (Click on the pictures to enlarge)
Source: Sukachev Institut for Forest, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

 

Fires and burn scars on the Primorsk region, black pixels are already burned areas, red pixels are burnig spots at the moment of the data-taking. (Click on the pictures to enlarge)
Source: Sukachev Institut for Forest, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

 

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 fire@fire.uni-freiburg.de). 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):

        For more reports see GFMC Media page: http://www.fire.uni-freiburg.de/media/news.htm

GFMC Condolence Letters
The GFMC has submitted condolence letters to the families and authorities of the foresters who died in the extreme fires during the last days

New Book Publication on the Use of Prescribed Fire in the Russian Federation (published May 2013)

Background on Wildland Fires 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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