Satellite imagery has revealed an increase in the number of termotochek in Russia this week

Seen an increase in the number of satellites termotochek — potential fires in Russia over the past week from 870 thousand to 1.3, according to Research and Development Center (RDC) "RDC".

"Satellites continue to commit numerous fire areas in the Far East, Siberia and the Urals. Most difficult situation June 26, 2012 is celebrated in the Khabarovsk Krai, Yakutia and Krasnoyarsk regions — in the subjects of the satellites detected 622, 272 and 178 respectively termotochek. Results 26 in Russia on June satellites recorded more than 1.3 thousand termotochek, "- said in a statement.

As explained by the RIA Novosti, a company spokeswoman, "RDC" Hope Pupysheva, increased by 50% termotochek may serve as indirect evidence of deterioration in the forest fires in Russia.

The actual number is less than the number of fires termotochek as fire areas are large enough in size, and the satellite automatically records from two to ten closely packed termotochek that actually represent a single focus.

As of June 20, Russian satellites recorded 870 termotochek, the largest number were in Khabarovsk Krai (255), Krasnoyarsk Krai (178) and the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area (158).

Data on potential seat of fire coming from the infrared sensors on satellites MODIS Terra and Aqua, which record the area, strongly emitting in the infrared. Typically, this forest or grassland fires, while infrared sensors can respond to gas torches or to steel production.

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