On June 27, 2013, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of wildfires burning in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), a region in northeastern Russia. Red outlines indicate hot spots where MODIS detected unusually warm surface temperatures associated with fire. The image is centered at 122° East longitude and 63° North latitude.
- ITAR-TASS (2013, June 25) Over 320,000 hectares of woodland destroyed by wildfires in Far East. Accessed July 2, 2013.
- ITAR-TASS (2013, June 17) Two more EMERCOM planes sent to Yakutia hit by wildfires. Accessed July 2, 2013.
- Russia & India Report (2013, June 25 About 120 forest fires are raging in Russia. Accessed July 2, 2013.
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