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Fires in Northwestern Siberia : Natural Hazards

Fires in Northwestern Siberia  #NASA

  • On July 19, Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment warned of ‘high and extreme fire danger’ in July and August 2016.
  • Red outlines show hot spots, indicating high surface temperatures often caused by fire.
  • The smoke, which spans thousands of kilometers, is the latest indication of an active fire season in Russia.
  • The fires burned as far north as the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District and as far south as Buryatiya.
  • The natural-color image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on July 19, 2016.

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@NASAEarth: “Fires in Northwestern Siberia #NASA”


In mid July 2016, satellites observed dense smoke over the boreal forests of north-central Russia.


Fires in Northwestern Siberia : Natural Hazards

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