Forest Fires in the Russian Federation

07 June 2016


Satellite-derived data on the number of active fires and area burned in the Russian Federation

The Remote Sensing Working Group of the Forest Fire Monitoring Laboratory, V.N. Sukachev Institute of Forest, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences/ Krasnoyarsk Joint Science Center for Satellite Remote Sensing, is monitoring active fires and area burned by satellite remote sensing.

MODIS imagery of burned areas in the Baikal Region (upper) (Source: NASA) and area affected by fires between 1 March and 06 June 2016 in Amurskaya Oblast (middle left) and Buryatija / Transbaikal / Irkutsk. The accumulated locations of the fires between 1 March and 06 June 2016 in the central part of the Russian Federation can be seen on the lower map. The mapy are generated daily by the Sukachev Institute of Forest, Remote Sensing Laboratory, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation. 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 VIIRS instrument on the Suomi-NPP satellite captured this natural-color image of the large wildfire burning near the west coast of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula on 7 June 2016. Smoke from the wildfire was drawn into the vortex circulation of a weak area of low pressure over the Sea of Okhotsk. (Source: NASA Earth Observatory)

 

Recent news from and about fires burning in Russia

 

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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