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Smoke Over Khabarovsk Krai and Sea of Okhotsk, Russia

53.8N 138.6E

August 3rd, 2012 Category: Fires

Russia – August 3rd, 2012

Fires can be seen by the coast in Khabarovsk Krai, Russia, releasing thick plumes of smoke that add to the cloud hanging in the air over the Russian Far East. Khabarovsk Krai lies mostly in the basin of the lower Amur River, but also occupies a vast mountainous area along the coastline of the Sea of Okhotsk, an arm of the Pacific Ocean.

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.

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.

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.