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Fires Near Lake Baikal, Russia – May 6th, 2012

53.1N 107.6E

May 6th, 2012 Category: Fires, Lakes

Fires in Russia - May 6th, 2012


Many wildfires can be observed near Lake Baikal, in Russian Siberia. The main image focuses on the fires by the southern shores of the lake. Thick plumes of smoke from those near the lower extremity of the lake take on an arched shape, while others blow due northward. The close-up focuses on fires to the east of the lake, which are releasing smoke towards the south.

Wildfire West of Krasnoyarsk Reservoir, Russia

54.1N 99.2E

June 13th, 2012 Category: Fires

Mongolia and Russia – May 31st, 2012

Many bodies of water can be observed in this image. In the upper part is the Krasnoyarsk Reservoir, created by the dam of the same name on the Yenisey River, in Russia. The Krasnoyarsk dam has greatly affected the local climate. Before the dam was built, the Yenisey in that area was free from ice around 196 days per year. Now it is free from ice the entire year up to 300 to 400 km downstream. The huge amount of water stored in Krasnoyarskoye reservoir makes the local climate more warm and humid.

Also of interest near the reservoir, to its west, is a wildfire (best observed at the top left of the full image). Smoke from the fire is blowing in a straight line towards the southwest.

Visible in the lower half of the image are several lakes in Mongolia: the rounded Lake Uvs Nuur, Lake Khyargas (below the former), Lake Airag (the small green lake just below Lake Khyargas), and, near the bottom edge from right to left, Lakes Khar, Dörgön and Khar-Us.

Haze and Smoke from China to Russia

41.5N 126.3E

May 19th, 2012 Category: Fires

China - May 19th, 2012

In this image, a hazy veil stretches from northeastern China and the Bohai Sea (lower left), across the northern part of the Korean peninsula, to eastern Russia (top right). This haze may be caused by smog, as is often the case over northeastern China, or by wildfires currently ablaze in Russia, or a combination of the two.

Fires and Ice in Eastern Russian Siberia

55.0N 137.6E

May 19th, 2012 Category: Fires

Russia - May 19th, 2012

The various white areas in this image are indicative of different phenomena. In the upper left quadrant, the white indicates ice. It appears thicker to the west and thinner to the east. Visible as dark areas amidst the ice are the Shantar Islands, a group of fifteen islands that lie in Uda Bay, in the southwestern zone of the Sea of Okhotsk. Further east, on the right side of the image (best observed upon opening the full version) the white color is due to haze and cloud-cover. Near the center of the image is a whitish plume of smoke from a wildfire in far-eastern Russian Siberia.

Long Plume of Smoke Stretching from Russia to China – May 18th, 2012

49.0N 117.0E

May 18th, 2012 Category: Fires

Russia - May 17th, 2012

A long plume of smoke blows over Russia and China, and near the Mongolia border, first southward and then due eastward, then once again due southward, creating two abrupt right angles along its path. The smoke may be coming from fires near Lake Baikal, in Russian Siberia (click here for images of these fires).