Siberian fires lit USA


13/07/2012

Siberian fires lit USA red.

The inhabitants of the western coast of North America can watch the spectacular red sunsets, due to fires in Siberia.

Smoke from Siberian fires crossed the Pacific and led to the appearance of the beautiful sunsets in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada in British Columbia.

Pictures made by NASA satellites Terra, captured dozens of fires raging between May and Aldan rivers in the Republic of Sakha.

The intense heat from the fires is smoke to a height of 12 kilometers, where it is picked up by the winds, transferring it across the Pacific.

"It’s not unusual, when the smoke from large fires in Siberia, rises to a height where the atmospheric conditions allow the wind to carry it across the Pacific to North America," - NASA reported on its website Earth Observatory.

Meteorologist Cliff Mass from Seattle, wrote that he was able to find out the source of smoke in the sky of Washington is on the other side of the Pacific, in Siberia. Smoke in the air can result in the sunset look more red.

In June, the Russian authorities have declared a state of emergency in seven federal regions of Eastern and Far Eastern territories. The reason for this decision were forest fires.

On Wednesday, 54 wildfires on an area of 16,900 hectares blazed in the Siberian Federal District.

The situation is still difficult in the Republic of Tuva, the Tomsk region and in one district of the Irkutsk region.

Currently, measures are being taken to curb and suppress fires in the Novosibirsk region, the Altai Republic and Trans-Baikal region, in several areas of the Republic of Buryatia and the Irkutsk and Omsk region.

Mi-8 helicopter with firefighters who went missing in the Magadan region on Wednesday morning, was later found safe and sound. Authorities say happened temporary problem with the connection.

Original: Themoscowtimes.com


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