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Thick Cloud of Smoke and Individual Fires by Sea of Okhotsk, Russia – August 2nd, 2012

53.0N 148.0E

August 2nd, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Russia – August 1st, 2012

Fires in Russia release a huge cloud of smoke that blows across the central and eastern parts of the country, and over the Sea of Okhotsk (lower right). Here, individual blazes can be seen contributing to the immense cloud both along the southern and northern shores of the sea.

Hundreds of Fires and Huge Arch of Smoke Across Russia – July 20th, 2012

58.7N 89.1E

July 20th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Russia – July 19th, 2012

Hundreds of wildfires continued to burn across central Russia, burning through thousands of hectares of boreal forest and creating huge, thick clouds of smoke over the country. Last week, it was reported that overĀ 25,000 hectares (97 square miles) of forest were burning. Here, many individual fires can be seen in the lower right quadrant, their plumes of smoke radiating towards the south, southwest and west. Other individual blazes can be observed in the upper left quadrant, their plumes of smoke trailing off towards the northeast. A thick swath of smoke also sweeps across the image in an arch.

Russia Declares State of Emergency Due to Hundreds of Wildfires – June 27th, 2012

58.1N 80.9E

June 27th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Russia – June 26th, 2012

Dry conditions, agricultural burning, lightning and human involvement have contributed to many wildfires across Russia over the last few weeks. Here, fires burning in Siberia release plumes of smoke that radiate in a generally southerly direction. Russia has declared a state of emergency in several eastern regions due to hundreds of wildfires.

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.

Arctic Sea Ice by Russia and Climate Change Issues

69.8N 163.3E

June 18th, 2013 Category: Climate Change MODISTerra

Russia – June 18th, 2013

Since 1979 the Arctic region has been extensively monitored by satellites. They detect the ice surface area, the extent of the area covered with ice and also the total amount or volume of ice. The results of these observations are startling. For example, sea ice area and the amount of perennial (multi-year) ice has decreased dramatically over the past 3 decades. In 2012, the September average ice extent dipped below 4 million kmĀ², which is about half of what it was in 1979. Ice volume shows a comparable rapid decrease (click here for more information).