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Smoke from Fires Near Bratsk Reservoir, Russia

56.2N 101.7E

October 1st, 2011 Category: Fires

Russia - October 1st, 2011

Smoke from fires burning near the Bratsk Reservoir, in Russia, blows northwestward and is then carried towards the east, creating an arch-shaped cloud. Many individual blazes can be discerned in the full image.

The Bratsk Reservoir is n artificial lake on the Angara River, located in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia. It has a surface area of 5470 km2 and a maximum volume of 169.27 × 1012 litres (37.2 × 1012 gallons). Visible to the east and southeast is the significantly larger Lake Baikal.

Wildfires in Russia Near Bratsk Reservoir

58.1N 98.4E

May 29th, 2011 Category: Fires

Russia - May 23rd, 2011

This image offers another view of wildfires burning in Russia to the west and northwest of the Bratsk Reservoir, the semi-circular lake visible by the clouds along the right edge.

The plumes of smoke from the fires are being carried towards the west-northwest. However, a fainter cloud of smoke can be seen in the full image, blowing in a curve to the north. Click here for previous articles on the fires.

Fires West of Bratsk Reservoir, Russia

56.0N 101.8E

May 28th, 2011 Category: Fires, Lakes

Russia - May 23rd, 2011

Fires west of Russia’s Bratsk Reservoir (right edge) release plumes of smoke towards the west-northwest.

At the time this image was taken, Russia was reporting 421 wildfires burning in forests and peat bogs, covering an area of 116,098 hectares (450 sq miles) (click here for previous articles).

However, the area on fire is twice the size of that for the same period last year. Drought, fires and smog left dozens dead and ruined crops in 2010, and there are fears of a repeat disaster.

Frozen Lake Baikal and Bratsk Reservoir, Russian Siberia

56.0N 101.8E

March 29th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Mountains, Rivers

Russia - March 26th, 2011

The southern end of Lake Baikal, in Russian Siberia, extends westward from the right edge of this image. The visible section of the lake is frozen and thus appears white with ice and snow. Framing the southern shoreline are the snow-capped Hamar-Daban Mountains.

Another frozen body of water can be observed in the upper left quadrant: the Bratsk Reservoir on the Angara River. The reservoir, with its curved shape, has a surface area of 5470 km2.

Angara River Flowing Through Bratsk Reservoir, Russia

58.6N 98.8E

March 2nd, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Russia - January 17th, 2011

The Angara River can be observed flowing through the Bratsk Reservoir (center right edge) and to the north, before bending to the west and cutting across the image, parallel to the top edge. Both the river and the reservoir appear white as they are frozen from the low Siberian winter temperatures.

The Angara is a 1,779 kilometer (1,105 mi) long river in Irkutsk Oblast and Krasnoyarsk Krai, south-east Siberia, Russia. It is the only river flowing out of Lake Baikal, and is a headwater of the Yenisei River.