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Clouds of Smoke by Ural Mountains from Wildfires in Russia

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May 27th, 2011 Category: Fires

Russia - May 21st, 2011

The smoke hanging in the air over Siberia is caused by wildfires in central Russia (click here for previous articles).

The fires have been mainly confined to remote parts of Siberia and the Urals, with no blazes reported near Moscow and other central Russian cities.

One Response to “Clouds of Smoke by Ural Mountains from Wildfires in Russia”

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    Sean O Mahony:

    Your May 27 image, identified as “near the Ural mountains”, is in fact more than a thousand kilometres to the east, in central Siberia. The large river on the left side of the picture (curving round to the lower right corner) is the Yenisei, fed by tributaries draining the snow-covered Central Siberian Plateau to the east. The city of Krasnoyarsk, sited where the Trans-Siberian Railway crosses the river, is identifiable, as is the large hydro reservoir some distance upstream of it to the south.

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