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Plumes of Smoke from Fires in Russian Far East Contribute to Smoky Haze Over Region

58.0N 131.6E

August 5th, 2012 Category: Fires

Russia – August 4th, 2012


Fires continue to blaze in the Russian Far East, releasing a thick cloud of smoke that strong winds carry over to the coast and across the Sea of Okhotsk. In the main image, many individual plumes of smoke can be seen contributing to the cloud, while in the detail image, the ground below and origins of the fires are completely obscured by the smoky haze.

Smoke in Russian Far East, Near Sea of Okhotsk

August 1st, 2012 Category: Fires

Russia – July 31st, 2012

Smoke from rampant wildfires in Central and Eastern Russia continue to create thick clouds of smoke over the country. Here, smoke covers the skies of the Russian Far East, near the Sea of Okhotsk (visible by the right edge). The fires have been fueled by factors such as unseasonably high temperatures in the region.

Smoke Near Sea of Okhotsk, Russia

54.9N 134.5E

July 31st, 2012 Category: Fires

Russia – July 30th, 2012

Smoke hangs over far eastern Russia, reaching the Sea of Okhotsk (far right). Russian news agencies have reported that around 90 taiga wildfires are burning in the Far East of the country, scorching more than 2,000 hectares (8 square mile) over the course of a day.