In summer 2021 Russia saw unprecedented widespread wildfires ravage large swathes of Siberia.
10 June 2022
29 July 2021
By Mark Higgins (EUMETSAT), Sancha Lancaster (Pactum) and Ilaria Parodi (CGI)
For more than a month wildfires have been raging in Russia, with Siberia, in particular, being badly affected. By 26 July 1.88 million hectares (4.6 million acres) of forest was alight.
The enhanced imagery from both Metop and Sentinel-3 clearly show the extent of the smoke (Figures 1-4).
The smoke particles were also visible in the GOME-2 Absorbing Aerosol Index product from the Atmospheric Composition SAF (AC SAF) (Figure 5).
Fires in Siberia (NASA Worldview)
Siberia wildfires: Russia army planes and thousands of firefighters battle blazes (The Guardian)
In Siberia, volunteers wage war on Russia's wildfires with shovels and saws (euronews)