Forest Fires in the Russian Federation

20 July 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.

According to the preliminary data of 20 July 2016 a total number of 6028 fires were detected in Siberia (50-70N; 60-140E), Russian Federation since March of 2016, affecting 5.19 million ha of forests and other lands. In the Krasnoyarsk and Evenkiya region, a total of 826 fires detected and 1.86  million ha of forest and other areas affected. It must be noted that these preliminary data will be validated at the end of the year and thus become subject to correction (as 20 July 2016).

Active fires burning in Krasnoyarsk Region and Evenkiya shown on the top map (as 18 July 2016, Source: Krasnoyarsk Joint Science Center for Satellite Remote Sensing). The accumulated locations of the fires between 1 March and 20 July 2016 in the Amurskaya Oblast, Buryatija / Transbaikal / Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk of the Russian Federation can be seen on the lower map. The maps 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
 

Forest fires burning in the north part of Krasnoyarsk Region and Evenkiya (Source: NASA Earth Observatory)

Two days after the publication of this GFMC web page the following image was acquired by the NASA MODIS instrument (Source: NASA Earth Observatory)

29 June 2016 GFMC web page the following image was acquired by the NASA MODIS instrument (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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