Situation Update 28 May 2023
Several weeks have passed since Kyrios began her intervention on 8th May 2023 to extinguish the wildfires in a wide expanse north of Kazakhstan, stretching 1,200km from Yekaterinburg to Kurgan, Tyuman, Omsk and Novosibirsk. On 15 May 2023, we published an update that showed rains had arrived, but the rain front did not expand further north where many hotspots in Yekaterinburg and Tyuman have appeared.
In today’s update, we share data from JAXA (see Figure 1) that showed accumulated rains over the past 72 hours have extended further north.
Figure 1: 72hr accumulated precipitation data from 25th to 27th May UTC. Precipitation is observed further north over the previous 72hr period. Source: JAXA Global Rainfall Watch
After three weeks of intervention, hotspots have reduced significantly and the land looks to be regenerating.
Figure 2: Much fewer hotspots denoted in red showing active wildfires in Russia in the region north of Kazakhstan. From left, the red indicators are the regions Kurgan, Omsk and Novosibirsk. Source: NASA Worldview and MODIS Terra and Aqua Satellites.
In addition, we also observe that the landscape across the region (see Figure 3) is now turning green as spring takes hold. Hopefully, this indicates that the land has begun to regenerate. Figure 3 shows a satellite image on 25th May of the same region near Novosibirsk that was previously burning on 8th May 2023.
Are you living in these regions? If so, we’re hoping to get more first-hand eye witness accounts. Please reach us via email. Follow us on Twitter @Kyrios_Earth and Facebook @KyriosEarthHealerEn for updates.
About Kyrios’ climate interventions
Kyrios’ climate interventions across key areas on Earth aims to reverse anthropogenic climate change through deliberate weather modifications, healing the damage done to Earth’s systems and buying us time to make society more sustainable. This complements existing mitigation and adaptation measures. Kyrios also intervenes in climate disasters to reduce their destructive impacts on affected communities.