Forest Fires in the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan Republic

07 August 2015


The image captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on 08 August 2015 shows fires in the shores of Lake Baikal, in the Irkutsk Region, Russian Federation.
Source: NASA Earth Observatory

The image captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite on 07 August 2015 shows fires in the shores of Lake Baikal, in the Irkutsk Region, Russian Federation.
Source: NASA Earth Observatory

The image captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on 27 July 2015 shows fires in the shores of Lake Baikal, in the Irkutsk Region, Russian Federation.
Source: NASA Earth Observatory

Fire maps of Irkutsk Region, Russian Federation, 07 August 2015.
The maps are generated daily by the Sukachev Institute of Forest, Remote Sensing Laboratory, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation. The current estimate of the Sukachev Institute for wildfires affecting Siberia between March and July 2015: Number of wildfires: ca. ~12,700. Burned area: ~ 7
million hectares. The accumulated locations of the 2015 fires can be seen on the map in the lower right. For official information on the status of wildfires in the territory of the Russian Federation see the website of the Federal Forest Service of Russia: http://www.rosleshoz.gov.ru/forest_fires/info/727
 

The image depicted by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite shows steppe fires burning north of Lake Balkash, Kazakhstan on 07 August 2015 (click for 250m resolution).
Source: NASA Earth Observatory

 

 

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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