These photos taken by the European Union’s Copernicus satellite show large wildfires that have been burning in grasslands (steppe) in southern Siberia for about a week. A State of Emergency has been declared in the Transbaikal region where about 1,200 personnel are battling the blazes. The province of Khabarovsk is also affected.
The photo below shows interesting burn patterns.
#aerosol UVAI index of #TROPOMI #Sentinel5P shows high amount of absorbing particles, well correlated with the sources of smoke depicted by #Sentinel3 #OLCI (right). Only space instruments with fine pixels allow to detect these events at such a scale. @sentinel_hub pic.twitter.com/Y698E2NPAk
— Julien Chimot, PhD (@JChimotScience) April 21, 2019
At least one large fire has burned from Russia into China.